Category: Broadcast Video

Broadcast Video is my simple categorization of traditional cable and satellite television. The conversion from analog-to-digital television broadcasting is well underway, creating new business opportunities for broadcast equipment manufacturers, as well as television broadcasters and broadband service providers.

As broadcasters completely convert to digital, we see a convergence with IPTV and mobile TV. The availability of digital high-definition (HD) content is rapidly increasing. The number of HD channels available to the consumer is proliferating and HD-capable TV sets are setting new sales records. Underlying all of this is the ongoing quest for improved audio/video quality and lower bit rates to enable increased demand and lower costs of distribution, respectively.