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Digital Video Broadcasting - Cable (DVB-C)

Definition - What does Digital Video Broadcasting - Cable (DVB-C) mean?

Digital video broadcasting cable (DVB-C) refers a digital broadcast standard that cable as the transmission medium. DVB-C is one of the digital video broadcasting standards used in different scenarios of television and video transmission. The DVB standards vary in regards to requirements, performance and accessibility.

Techopedia explains Digital Video Broadcasting - Cable (DVB-C)

Cable media is very successful at delivering high-quality video and the latest multimedia features. Fiber optics is a type of high-speed cable medium with more bandwidth and higher quality digital video. Fiber optics also has fewer issues with packet loss, which allows the best quality possible. Coaxial is the alternate cable medium; it is cost effective for service providers compared to fiber optics and is still a good choice if the service provider is only looking to provide an mpeg-2 quality digital video. However, fiber optics is a better choice when providing Internet, TV and telephone services through a single medium.

Development in digital video has brought new features like digital video recording, video on demand and 3D video. These features require more bandwidth to provide the required performance and experience to the user. DVB-C transmission systems consider all the analog and digital requirements and is designed to provide the best services in this regard. DVB-C2 is the upgraded version of DVB-C.

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