Course detail

Fundamentals of TV Technology

FEKT-BZTVAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is aimed at the television technology. Content of the course is segmented into following parts: basic properties of light, basic principles of TV tranmission, picture scanning, TV screens, colour TV systems, TV transmission of sound signals, transmission of additional information - teletext, TV sets, digitizing of picture signals, DVB standard, source coding (JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC), channel coding (RS code, convolutional coding, interleaving), used digital modulations (QPSK, QAM, OFDM), DVB TV sets, HDTV, TV satellite transmission, 3D TV technology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able:
- describe the basic principles of TV transmission (terrestrial, cable, satellite),
- explain the picture signal processing,
- describe the used method of source coding JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC standards,
- describe the used channel coding and modulation (QPSK, QAM, OFDM),
- explain principles of High Definition Television HDTV,
- explain principles of Three Dimenzional Television 3D TV.


Basic knowledge of digital signal processing, expression of signals in time and frequency domains, fundamentals of electromagnetic fields and fundamentals of linear and nonlinear circuits is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

{1] HANUS, Stanislav. Základy televizní techniky I. Skripta FEKT VUT v Brně. Brno: MJ Servis, 2009. 82 s. ISBN 978-80-214-3971-9. (CS)
[2] HANUS, Stanislav. Základy televizní techniky II. Skripta FEKT VUT v Brně. Brno: MJ Servis, 2009. 65 s. ISBN 978-80-214-4022-7. (CS)
[3 ]HANUS, Stanislav. Základy televizní techniky III. Skripta FEKT VUT v Brně. Brno: MJ Servis, 2010. 103 s. ISBN 978-80-214-4206-1. (CS)
[4] LEGÍŇ, Martin. Televizní technika DVB-T. BEN, Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-7300-204-3. (CS)
[5] MARAL, Gérard; BOUSQUET, Michel. Satellite Communications Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. England, 2004. ISBN 0-471-49654-5. (EN)
[6] SCHREER, Oliver; KAUFF, Peter; SIKORA Thomas. 3D Videocommunication. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. England, 2005. ISBN 10-0-470-02271-X. (EN)
[7] BOVIK, Al. Handbook of Image & Video Processing. Elsevier Academic Press. USA 2005. ISBN 0-12-119792-1. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The point evaluation is realized according to recommendation of the BSP FEEC BTU (max. 100 points)

Laboratory practices:
Each laboratory practice - max. 3 points.
Total number of 10 laboratory practices - max. 30 points.

Writing test:
3 questions from rewiev of information - each question max. 20 points - total number max. 60 points,
2 partial questions - each question max. 5 points - total number max. 10 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basic information about light
2. Basic principles of TV transmission
3. Picture scanning, Television screens
4. TV information systems - Teletext
5. DVB standard, source coding of picture signals JPEG, MPEG-1
6. Source coding of picture signals MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC
7. Source coding of sound signals MPEG-1, MPEG-2
8. Multiplexing and channel coding, digital modulations QPSK, QAM, OFDM
9. DVB-T and DVB-T2 standards
10. DVB television sets
11. High definition television HDTV and DVB-H standards
12. Satellite TV transmission, DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards
13. 3D television, news in TV technology


The aim of the course is to present the basic principles of television technology, digital signal processing for TV transmission (terrestrial, cable and satellite), high definition television HDTV and advanced three dimensional TV technology 3D.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-EST , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized
    branch B-TLI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer