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The status of HDTV in Europe

: Schafer, R.


IEEE Communications Magazine 34 (1996), No.6, pp.120-5
ISSN: 0163-6804
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()
data compression; digital television; high definition television; teleconferencing; television applications; video coding; HDTV; europe; high-definition television; nonbroadcast areas; applications; high-definition technology; terrestrial broadcasting; encoding; image compression; transmission; medical applications; telecinema

High-definition television (HDTV) has been intensively developed in Europe since the early '80s, but no regular service has been started. The author reviews some ongoing European R & D activities in the field of high-definition (HD) technology and available and future technologies for HD communication are discussed. Finally, some applications of HD technology in the nonbroadcast area will be presented, including, HD teleconferencing, medical applications and telecinema services.