DVB-S2 is a digital satellite transmission system developed by the DVB Project. Satellite transmission was the first area addressed by the DVB Project in 1993 and DVB standards form the basis of most satellite DTV services around the world today, and therefore of most digital TV in general. It makes use of the latest modulation and coding techniques to deliver performance that approaches the theoretical limit for such systems. DVB-S2 will not replace DVB-S in the short or even the medium term, but makes possible the delivery of services that could never have been delivered using DVB-S.
The world’s first digital satellite TV services were launched in Thailand and South Africa at the end of 1994 and both used the newly released DVB-S system. Now it has become the most popular system for the delivery of digital satellite television, with more than 100 million receivers deployed around the world. With the system being more than 10 years old, the industry eventually decided the time was right to update. (continue reading…)