DVB-SIS published as ETSI Technical Standard

The Single Illumination System developed by the DVB Project has been published by ETSI as TS 103 615 V1.1.1. The specification was previously available only as a DVB BlueBook, having been approved by the Steering Board in February 2018.

DVB-SIS allows signals for terrestrial retransmission to be generated from parent signals intended for direct reception by consumer receivers. A typical use case would be the provision of a DTH service using one of DVB’s satellite standards while addressing DVB-T2 transmitter sites with the same satellite beam. In fact, the system allows for the use of parent signals via all defined TS-based DVB standards, be it satellite, cable or terrestrial.

IBC2018 demo

The DVB stand at IBC2018 (1.D81) will feature an interoperability demonstration of DVB-SIS, presented in collaboration with DVB Members Enensys and Nevion. The demo will be based on the use case described above: DVB-S2 distribution combined with DVB-T2 contribution. 

A recent DVB webinar provided a detailed outline of the specification and its capabilities. The slides and video are publicly available here.