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Single Feed for DTH and DVB-T2 Broadcasting

Why a Single Satellite Feed for a DTH and DVT-T/T2 System?

In countries deploying DTT services, DVB-T/T2 multiplexes are generated in a central headend and then distributed to the DTT transmitters. Adding a satellite feed to the mix makes sense for the following use cases:

  • A telecom network is deployed to reach some of the transmitters, and satellite distribution is used to reach the remaining transmitters located in areas like mountains, deserts, etc.
  • The satellite may be used as a backup for the telecom network to feed the transmitters.

This paper will outline the various considerations and benefits with respect to using a single satellite feed for DTH and DVB-T2 broadcasting.

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