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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition by Graham Jones, Skip Pizzi

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CHAPTER 2

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Types of Broadcasting

 

 

 

 

For many years, the term broadcasting meant the transmission of audio or video content via radio-frequency (RF) waves, often referred to as “over-the-air.” More recently, with developments in advanced digital technology, the term applies to many different types of content distribution. Let’s start with a summary of the main types of broadcasting in use today in the United States and elsewhere.

Many of the systems mentioned below differ only in the particular method of transmission or distribution used, whereas the studio systems used for generations of radio and television content have fewer variations. Don’t worry if you don’t fully understand all of the terms used in this chapter. ...

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