TDF Pilot




GENERAL INFORMATION
 
   
LOCATION
 
Paris, France
 
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
 
Audiovisual Partners: TF1, France Télévisions, ARTE, Canal, M6, Lagardere Active Broadcast, TPS
Radio Partners: Radio France, RTL, NextRadio, RFI, Skyrock, Lagardere, Radio Orient, Radio Notre Dame, Oui FM, Superloustic, MFM, Radio Classique
Mobile Operator Partners: Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom
 
CONTACT
 
bernard.pauchon@tdf.fr
 
DURATION
 
9 months: 15/09/2005 - 15/06/2006
 
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
 

- validate theoretical models used for DVB-H network dimensioning in an urban environment
- test and validate the end-to-end transmitting chain, including interoperability questions among equipment provided by different industrial sources as well as feasability of multiplexing DVB-H streams from two different platforms of services
- test EPG solution
-evaluate usage from test users selected inside partner companies' staff

 
BUSINESS MODEL(S) INVESTIGATED
 
Not applicable
 
USERS
 
Circa 100, selected from the staff of partner companies
 
SERVICE CONTENT
 
14 TV services chosen from the satellite and terrestrial offer in France
13 radio services
 
TARIFFS / PRICING LEVELS
 
Not applicable
 
   
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
 
   
TRANSMITTERS
 
5 transmitters covering the Paris area (12.5km from North to South, 17km from East to West)
SFN configuration
Tour Eiffel: PAR 8.4kW
Romainville: PAR 9.4kW
La Défense: PAR 10.8kW
Porte d'Orléans: PAR 9kW
Sofitel: PAR 4.4kW
 
BROADCAST BAND AND FREQUENCY
 
Channel 37 (602MHz)
 
DVB-H PARAMETERS
 
8k mode, 16QAM, MPE-FEC=1/2, Guard Interval=1/8
 
AMOUNT OF BANDWIDTH USED FOR DVB-H
 
8 MHz bandwidth used to broadcast 11Mbit/s DVB-H stream shared between two platforms of services, one operated by TDF and one by TPS and its partners
 
VIDEO FORMAT
 
H264 from Envivio
 
INTERACTIVITY PLATFORM
 
WAP access to the services, to be followed by broadcast ESG and EPG
 
CONDITIONAL ACCESS / DRM TYPE AND PROVIDER
 
Not applicable
 
HEADEND EQUIPMENT
 
Thales for DVB-H services platform and a variety of companies for the transmitters (Sagem, Thales, DMT)
 
RECEIVER / TERMINAL EQUIPMENT
 
Sagem prototype "MyX8" and others
 
   
Information correct as of 10/10/2005
 

 

 

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