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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers

3rd Edition

By Graham Jones

  1. ISBN: 9780240807003
  2. Publication Date: April 2005
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 328
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Important Updates!
This third edition has been reorganized and updated throughout. It encompasses new standards and identifies and explains emerging digital technologies currently revolutionizing the industry. Additions include:

."Broadcast Basics? - first principles for those who really are starting from scratch
.ATSC PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) and Data Broadcasting
.More information on ATSC digital television standards and implementation
.Current TV studio operations - HD and SD systems, video servers, non-linear editing, electronic news rooms, closed captioning, and compressed bitstreams
.Station and network arrangements, centralcasting, and multicasting
.IBOC digital HD radio and methods for implementation
.Current radio studio operations - digital audio workstations, program automation, and voice tracking
.and much more!

Author Bio

Graham Jones has more than 35 years experience in the broadcast industry. With NAB he works on advanced television issues, technical standards, education and training. He is a member of both ATSC and SMPTE engineering committees. Previously he was Engineering Director for the Harris/PBS DTV Express - the educational road show that introduced DTV to many U.S. broadcasters. He started his career with the BBC in London, and has worked as a consultant to broadcasters in many parts of the world. He holds a degree in physics, is a chartered electrical engineer, and is a member of the IEE, SMPTE, SBE and the Royal Television Society. In 2004 he received the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award from the Advanced Television Systems Committee.


"Radio and television broadcasting is the type of profession many people fall into. This book is for new hires, as well as for anyone that needs to have the basic vocabulary in broadcast. This new edition builds the previous edition by adding new standards and defining emerging digital technologies that are revolutionizing the field. Written in a nontechnical fashion to appeal to trainees, managers and creatives."


1. Introduction;
2. Types of Broadcasting;
3. Sound and Vision;
4. Radio Frequency Waves;
5. Analog Color Television;
6. Digital Audio and Video;
7. Information Technology;
8. Radio Studios;
9. Television Studios;
10. Remote Broadcasting;
11. Links;
12. Analog Radio;
13. IBOC Digital Radio;
14. NTSC Analog Television;
15. ATSC Digital Television;
16. Transmitter Site Facilities;
17. Radio Wave Propagation and the FCC Rules;
18. Conclusion; Further Information;