From A for AGF Videoforschung to Z for zapping, the most important technical terms in video research are explained here.

DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting)

DVB is an acronym that stands for Digital Video Broadcasting. It refers to the international transmission standard for digital television. Under this standard, digital broadcasting signals are transmitted by way of data compression (see mpeg). The suffixes C, S, and T indicate the transmission channel for the signals, i.e. cable, satellite or terrestrial. In Germany, the development of DVB-H – which enables the transmission of digital television to mobile terminal devices such as smartphones – is currently not being further pursued. The suffixes S2, C2 and T2 describe the standard for high-resolution television.

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