Digital Video Broadcasting

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Map of countries by standard of digital terrestrial television used. Countries that use DVB-T are shown in blue.

Digital Video Broadcasting (often shortened to DVB) is a series of standards for sending digital content, like Television using digital technology. Compression of the data stream allows carrying several video channels in one analog television channel.

There are different standards, some of them are

  • DVB-S, DVB-S2: Use Satellites to broadcast
  • DVB-C: Use a coaxial cable
  • DVB-T, DVB-T2: Use a terrestrial signal, relayed thorough various stations

Digital Audio Broadcasting is similar, but for audio.

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