DVB-S

Introduction

The Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) specifications cover digital services delivered via cable, satellite and terrestrial transmitters, as well as by the internet and mobile communication systems. Related topics such as 3DTV, Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV and interactive television are also included. Services using DVB standards are available on every continent.

The satellite member of the DVB family, DVB-S, is defined in European Standard EN 300 421. In particular it describes the modulation and channel coding system for satellite digital multi programme Television (TV)/High Definition Television (HDTV) services to be used for primary and secondary distribution in Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) and Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS) bands.

DVB-S is intended to provide Direct-To-Home (DTH) services for consumer Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRD), as well as collective antenna systems and cable television head-end stations. DVB-S is suitable for use on different satellite transponder bandwidths and is compatible with Moving Pictures Experts Group 2 (MPEG 2) coded TV services. Flexibility defined within the specification enables the transmission capacity to be used for a variety of TV service configurations, including sound and data services.

Second generation DVB-S (DVB-S2)

Digital satellite transmission technology has evolved considerably since the publication of the original DVB-S specification. New coding and modulation schemes permit greater flexibility and more efficient use of capacity, and additional data formats from those originally foreseen can now be handled without significant increase of system complexity.

Our Role & Activities

ETSI standards for DVB system specifications are developed in the ETSI/EBU/CENELEC Joint Technical Committee 'Broadcast', based on proposals from the Digital Video Broadcasting Project, an industry-led consortium.

The second generation Digital Video Broadcasting by Satellite (DVB-S2) is defined in European Standard EN 302 307, which details extensions of the original satellite transmission standard DVB-S (EN 300 421) to accommodate these improved modulation and coding schemes, enhancing the efficiency of the space segment and giving the basis for providing interactive services.

Interactive services (IS)

DVB-S2 is intended to provide interactive services to consumer Integrated Receiver Decoders and to personal computers. The return path that provides this interactivity can be implemented using various DVB interactive systems, such as:

  • Return channel by satellite, DVB-RCS (EN 301 790)
  • Return channel over the Public Switched Telephone Network, DVB-RCP (ETS 300 801)
  • Return channel by GSM, DVB-RCG (EN 301 195)
  • Return channel of cable TV distribution systems, DVB-RCC (ES 200 800).

ETSI Technical Specification TS 101 790 provides guidelines for the use of the DVB-RCS specification.

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on DVB satellite.

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Standard No. Standard title.
TR 102 376-1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Implementation guidelines for the second generation system for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications; Part 1: DVB-S2
TR 102 376-2 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Implementation guidelines for the second generation system for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications; Part 2: S2 Extensions (DVB-S2X)
EN 302 307-2 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second generation framing structure, channel coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications; Part 2: DVB-S2 Extensions (DVB-S2X)
EN 302 307-1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second generation framing structure, channel coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications; Part 1: DVB-S2
EN 301 545-2 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 2: Lower Layers for Satellite standard
TR 101 545-4 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 4: Guidelines for Implementation and Use of EN 301 545-2
TR 101 545-5 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 5: Guidelines for the Implementation and Use of TS 101 545-3
TS 101 545-1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 1: Overview and System Level specification
TS 101 545-3 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 3: Higher Layers Satellite Specification
TS 103 129 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Framing structure, channel coding and modulation of a carrier identification system (DVB-CID) for satellite transmission
TS 103 129 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Framing structure, channel coding and modulation of a carrier identification system (DVB-CID) for satellite transmission
EN 302 307 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second generation framing structure, channel coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications (DVB-S2)
TS 101 545-1 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 1: Overview and System Level specification
TS 101 545-3 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 3: Higher Layers Satellite Specification
EN 301 545-2 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System (DVB-RCS2); Part 2: Lower Layers for Satellite standard
EN 302 583 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Framing Structure, channel coding and modulation for Satellite Services to Handheld devices (SH) below 3 GHz
TS 102 585 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); System Specifications for Satellite services to Handheld devices (SH) below 3 GHz
EN 302 583 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Framing Structure, channel coding and modulation for Satellite Services to Handheld devices (SH) below 3 GHz
EN 302 307 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Second generation framing structure, channel coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications (DVB-S2)
TR 101 790 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Interaction channel for Satellite Distribution Systems; Guidelines for the use of EN 301 790