DVB-T2-Lite demo on DVB stand 1.D81 at IBC 2011
BBC Research & Development are demonstrating the implementation of DVB-T2-Lite at this years IBC exhibition in Amsterdam. This will be the first public demonstration of DVB-T2-Lite which is set to transform audience’s experience of watching programmes on the move.
The latest version of the DVB-T2 specification, the technology standard that enabled High Definition on Freeview, introduces DVB-T2-Lite as a new profile which will allow cost reduced receiver implementations for applications such as mobile broadcasting. The profile can be mixed with conventional T2 signals in a single multiplex, to allow separate optimisation of the individual components and also to reuse the existing broadcast transmitter infrastructure. This means that in the future the T2-Lite component could provide audiences with a reliable live “broadcast” TV or radio experience on their handheld devices. Using this new profile live broadcasts can be delivered to multiple audience members without major investment in the already existing infrastructure.
Source: BBC-Press Office
More on DVB-T2-Lite in DVB Scene Issue 38 (September 2011)
Item added: 29th August 2011