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Satellite television is part of the lives of millions of television viewers worldwide and its influence is set to increase significantly with the launch of digital satellite television services.
This comprehensive reference book, written by the author of the highly successful 'Digital Television', provides a technical overview of both analogue and digital satellite TV. Written concisely and thoroughly, it covers all aspects of satellite TV necessary to understand its operation and installation. It also covers the evolution of satellite television, and contains a detailed glossary of technical terms. This book will prove invaluable to those working in the telecommunications field, both professionals and undergraduates alike. It will be particularly useful to those who need to evaluate satellite transmission against other methods, such as digital terrestrial broadcasting.
- A technical overview of both analogue and digital satellite TV
- Covers all aspects of satellite TV necessary to understand its operation and installation
- Contains a detailed glossary of technical terms
Undergraduates and postgraduate students studying telecommunications, multimedia, or broadcast engineering. Professionals working in the field of satellite broadcasting
Principles of satellite TV
Direct-to-home TV satellites
Capture of the satellite signal
Analog satellite TV
Digital satellite TV (DVB-S)
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1999
- 2nd July 1999
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Hervé Benoit, Field Marketing Manager for digital home systems at NXP Semiconductors France (formerly Philips Semiconductors), has 32 years of experience in consumer television and video products. Hervé is active in system solutions for digital television receivers (set-top boxes) and digital video recorders and has been also involved in the technical working group of experts on digital TV reception of the French broadcast regulator (CSA) in view of the launch of Digital Terrestrial Television in France (TNT). Hervé has written books on Digital Television and Satellite Television that have been translated in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and Bulgarian. Field Application Group Manager, Philips Semiconductors, France