High Definition Television (HDTV)

Week of 6th December 2010 tbc

Course Overview

The main aim of the course is to give delegates an overview of technology issues that distinguish high definition TV systems from standard definition. The focus will primarily be on encoding, transmission, receivers and displays, but will also explore production processes where they have a particular impact on subsequent parts of the system.

Who should attend?

Staff of any organisation (e.g. production house, platform operator, carrier, transmission company, CE manufacturer) who need a clear view of the wider context within which their role lies. Some prior knowledge of the principles of digital television will be assumed).

Course Content - being revised

Introduction to HDTV


Video Coding

Multichannel Audio for HDTV

Displays - the key driver for HDTV





Timetable  - please note that this is based on a previous year and will be revised.

Day 1 Day 2 

Introduction to HDTV

Kit Barritt Sony tbc

Displays - the key driver for HDTV
Richard Salmon, BBC R&D
10:30-11:00 COFFEE COFFEE
11:00-12:30 Standards
Nigel Seth-Smith, Gennum
Dr Paul Entwistle, Pace
12:30-13:30 LUNCH LUNCH

Video Coding

Alois Bock
Tandberg Television

Lionel Durant, TTi
15:00-15:30 TEA TEA
15:30-17:00 Multichannel Audio
Dolby tbc
Brendan Slamin
followed by Panel Discussion



Unfortunately on-site accommodation is not available on this course. Details of accommodation in the local area can be found on our website



Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

Please note that we do not charge VAT on the above as we are classed as an educational establishment! This makes our courses extremely competitive. Discounts are also given for group bookings of 3 or more delegates on the course from the same company. Please phone +44 (0)1483 686040 for further information.

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Further Information

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Updated 12 August 2010 B Steel