Public University of Navarre

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Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 253504 Subject title: INTERACTIVE DIGITAL TELEVISION
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 3 Period: 1º S
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Comunicación
LOAYSSA LARA, ALAYN (Resp)   [Mentoring ] LEANDRO GONZALEZ, DANIEL   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Module: Specific training in Sound and Image

Matter: Audiovisual and multimedia services


General proficiencies

G2 - Teamwork

G3. Self-directed learning

G4 - Efficiency in oral and written communication.

G5 - Efficiency in the management of information resources.

G7 - Ability to conceive, design, implement and operate systems and services in the field of ICT

CB2 - That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments and solving problems within their area of study

CB3 - That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their study area) to make judgments that include reflection on important issues of social, scientific or ethical nature.

CB4 - That students are capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.

CB5 - That students have developed the learning skills required to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy


Specific proficiencies

3.23 - Ability to build, operate and manage telecommunications services and applications, understood as capture systems, analog and digital processing, coding, transport, representation, processing, storage, reproduction, management and presentation of audiovisual services and multimedia information.

3.24 - Ability to analyze, define, perform and maintain television, audio and video systems, equipment, headers and installations, both in fixed and mobile environments.

3.27 - Ability to create, encode, manage, disseminate and distribute multimedia content, according to criteria of usability and accessibility of audiovisual, both for broadcast and interactive services.


Learning outcomes

R1. Relating the technological characteristics of television systems to the physiological characteristics of human vision

R2. Explain the main characteristics of the different formats and techniques of encoding and multiplexing of video, television and multimedia contents.

R3. Use the different formats and techniques of encoding and multiplexing of video, television and multimedia content in the context of the design and use of audiovisual content distribution networks.

R4. Select, configure and use hardware and software tools for encoding and multiplexing video, television and multimedia content.

R5. Explain the architecture of the different networks used for the distribution of video, television, multimedia and interactive content.

R6. Select and use distribution networks for video, television, multimedia and interactive signals

R7. Explain the main characteristics of television interactivity systems in relation to the distribution, generation and presentation of interactive applications.

R8. Understand manuals and specifications of components, equipment and systems in English. Search for information in books and online resources in English.

R9. Work in a group effectively, identifying the objectives of the group and planning the work to achieve them, as well as assuming the responsibilities and commitments associated with the assigned task.

R10. Use available resources and services to run simple searches for information. Classify and synthesize the information collected. Value intellectual property and properly cite sources.

R11. Plan the recommended tasks so that they are carried out according to the guidelines set by the teacher and in the foreseen time. Evaluate the degree of compliance with the learning objectives and detect problems in the training progress itself.

R12. Raise and solve problems from open situations with incomplete requirements.



learning activities Methodology presential hours non-presential hours
Lectures Presentations. Problem solving. cooperative learning activities. 30  
Practical group projects Project-based learning 30 30
self-study Autonomous learning   56
Exams, evaluation tests   4  
Total:   64 86




Weight (%) It allows
test resit
required grade
R1, R2, R5, R7 Continous evaluation tests 51 Yes 5/10
R3, R4, R6, R8, R9, R10, R12 Lab. projects 49 No No


There is the possibility of an additional exam in case the student does not obtain the minimum grades to pass the continuous evaluation.

The 49% of the final grade assigned to lab projects is NOT recoverable.

If the minimum grade required to pass the Continuous Evaluation Tests assesment activity is not reach, the maximum grade for the course will be 4.9 over 10 (Failed)





Description of objectives, contents, methodology, evaluation method and bibliography


Elements of a TV system

Conversion of a real-world scene to a signal

Digital TV signals

Screens. Gamma correction.

Intro to color.

Chroma subsampling

Resolution: SDTV, HDTV, 4K, 8K

SDI, HD-SDI standards



Types of Redundancies in the video signal

Compression tools: DCT, entropy coding, motion compensation




Intro to audio compression


3. Digital TV multiplex

MPEG 2 transport streams.


Media containers


4: DVB digital TV distribution


DVB channel coding

Modulation and distribution networks: DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C



Video over IP
Video streaming



DVB Data Broadcasting

Interactive services in DVB networks

Interactive TV applications




Experimental practice program

SDI video project

Video Compression analysis project

Digital TV distribution network project



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

* "Televisión Digital". Hervé Benoit. Thomson Paraninfo, 2004

* "Next Generation IPTV Services and Technologies" Gerard O'Driscoll. Wiley-Interscience (January 2, 2008)

* "Digital Video and HDTV: Algorithm and Interfaces". C. Poynton. Morgan Kaufmann, 2003

* "H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression" Iain E.G. Richardson, Wiley, 2003

* "RTP Audio and Video For the Internet" Colin Perkins, Addison Wesley,2006