With the advent of digital technology, television distribution systems have become significantly more complex. DTV technologies have spread across all architectures: broadcast, cable, satellite and telco (IPTV). DTV Monitoring and Troubleshooting provides a working understanding of the technologies underlying DTV: MPEG compression, transport, and metadata - across the different delivery platforms. This book familiarizes you with what can potentially go wrong, the different types of impairments, and root causes. Practical strategies and information for monitoring and troubleshooting these DTV systems are discussed and portrayed. You can be sure a quality product is delivered to the viewer. Author Dr. Rich Chernock is an authority in DTV technical standards and has published this text in conjunction with the SBE. This collaboration puts knowledge and experience into an understandable format that allows you to put the concepts to work quickly. Covering all architectures worldwide, the strategies and techniques are comprehensive and thorough, giving you the tools you need.

Key Features

*Covers strategies and technologies for broadcast DTV, digital cable, digital satellite and IPTV - worldwide *Provides a working understanding of complex DTV systems problems and how to monitor and troubleshoot to ensure quality television output *DVB ETR 101-290, ATSC A/78 and SCTE HMS 158* standards are discussed in detail


Engineers, Technicians in the digital television industry: Broadcast, Cable, Satellite and IPTV (Telco)

Table of Contents

DTV Background DTV Basics: Compression DTV Basics: Transport DTV Basics: Metadata Goals of Monitoring / Troubleshooting DVB ETR 101-290 ATSC A/78 SCTE xyz (HMS 158 official name TBC) Common Impairments and Causes Monitoring Strategies Troubleshooting Strategies Practical Examples Summary


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About the author

Richard Chernock

Dr. Richard Chernock is currently Director of Technology at Triveni Digital. He is developing strategic directions for metadata management, content distribution, and monitoring for emerging digital television systems and infrastructures. Previously, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, investigating digital broadcast technologies. Dr. Chernock is active in many of the ATSC and SCTE standards committees, particularly in the areas of metadata, monitoring, and data broadcast. He chairs a number of adhoc committees within ATSC whose work relates to metadata and transport issues. He is vice-chair of the Technology Group on Distribution (TSG) and chairing the Non-Real-Time Services and Mobile/Handheld management layer activities within ATSC. He is a participant in the SCTE HMS activity.