DVB-NGH (Next Generation Handheld) - Hybrid MIMO Profile

Next Generation broadcasting system to Handheld, physical layer specification (DVB-NGH); Part 4: Hybrid MIMO Profile

* The DVB-NGH specifications were approved by the DVB Steering Board in 2012. Unforeseen administrative delays and editorial complications meant that they were not finally published as ETSI standards until 2022. While the DVB-NGH solution has not been deployed in the market in its own right, aspects of the specifications are referenced in other DVB solutions.


The present document describes the next generation transmission system for digital hybrid (combination of terrestrial with satellite transmissions) MIMO broadcasting to handheld terminals making use of multi-aerial structures at the transmitting and receiving ends. It specifies the relationship of the hybrid MIMO profile physical layer part to the physical layer part of the other three profiles, namely the base profile ETSI EN 303 105-1 [1], the MIMO profile ETSI EN 303 105-2 [2] and the hybrid profile ETSI EN 303 105-3 [3], from the input streams to the transmitted signal. This transmission system is intended for carrying Transport Streams or generic data streams feeding linear and nonlinear applications like television, radio and data services. DVB-NGH terminals might also process DVB-T2-lite signals.

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