3D TV Broadcasting over DVB-T/T2

  • Andrés Navarro Cadavid Universidad Icesi
  • Carlos Andredy Ardila Universidad Icesi
Keywords: 3D, 3D TV, DVB, DVB-T2, HD TV, TV Broadcasting.


During 2019, all transmission of analogical TV signals in Colombia will cease, favoring the new Digital Terrestrial Television [DTT] format. By then is to be expected that operators and audience had fully adopted this new technology, so its advantages and benefits could be fully exploited. After though examination and study, Colombian government has adopted the European standard DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcast - Terrestrial V.2), considering it the most capable to satisfy the local requirements and expectations. Several aspects and services of this standard are still being toughly discussed, 3D content broadcast is one of them, so those who possess appropriate devices, could enjoy high definition stereoscopic video, just as it can be seen in a 3D or IMAX movie theater. This paper explores planned or already developed solutions to this challenge. It runs over the available academic and commercial information, as it explains the basic principles and techniques that make this technology possible in the first place.


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Author Biographies

Andrés Navarro Cadavid, Universidad Icesi

Ph.d. IEEE Senior Member. Ingeniero Electrónico (1993) y Magister en Gestión de la Tecnología (1999) de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín (Colombia). Doctor Ingeniero en Telecomunicación de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (España, 2003). Es profesor titular y líder del Grupo de Investigación en Informática y Telecomunicaciones, i2T, de la Universidad Icesi de Cali (Colombia), y Consejero del Programa Nacional de Electrónica, Telecomunicaciones e Informática [ETI]. Sus áreas de interés incluyen los sistemas inalámbricos, su planificación y optimización, y los modelos de propagación de ondas de radio aplicables a la región Andina. Es el investigador líder del proyecto Servicio universal en cooperación Colombia-España para sistemas de satélite de televisión (Success-TV), cofinanciado por Colciencias.

Carlos Andredy Ardila, Universidad Icesi

Ingeniero de Sistemas (2008), candidato a Magister en Gestión de Informática y Telecomunicaciones y miembro, desde 2004, del Grupo de Investigación en Informática y Telecomunicaciones (i2T) de la Universidad Icesi de Cali (Colombia). Ha realizado investigaciones en las áreas de planeación de redes ina­lámbricas, ingeniería de software y algoritmos de optimización. Ha sido consultor y jefe de proyecto en el desarrollo de software para dispositivos móviles, sistemas distribuidos, soluciones empre­sariales, juegos educativos y aplicaciones web. Actualmente es parte del grupo de investigadores del proyecto Servicio universal en cooperación Colombia-España para sistemas de satélite de televisión (Success-TV), cofinanciado por Colciencias.


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