Course detail

Television Technology and Multimedia

FEKT-BKC-TVTAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

During the semester, students can obtain up to 30 points for their active work in laboratory. The final exam is awarded by up to 70 points.
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.


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.
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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

LEGÍŇ, M. Televizní technika DVB-T. BEN – technická literatura, Praha, 2006. ISBN 978-8073002046. (CS)
HANUS, S. Základy televizní techniky I-III. Skripta FEKT VUT v Brně. Brno: MJ Servis, 2009. ISBN 978-80-214-3971-9, 978-80-214-4206-1, 978-80-214-4022-7. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKC-EKT Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Remote control of television set
2. Testing of television set
3. TV signal
4. Data communication in TV set
5. Design of TV cable network
6. Video compression using 3D DCT
7. Video compression
8. Testing of DVB-T signals, 3D televison
9. Testing of DVB-S signals, HDTV
10. Transport stream MPEG-2