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Principles of Digital Audio, Sixth Edition, 6th Edition by Ken C. Pohlmann

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CHAPTER 16Digital Radio and Television Broadcasting

Although the Internet is eroding their dominance, broadcast radio and television still play an important role in our lives. In some cases, they retain their supremacy. For example, adults spend about 1.5 hours in their cars every day, and of the time spent listening to audio content, 74% is broadcast radio and 6% is satellite radio.

Radio and television have historically been broadcast from terrestrial towers, transmitting on assigned frequencies to local markets. In addition, both services can be relayed nationwide by satellite. In addition, satellites are the workhorses of the global telecommunications industry. This chapter surveys audio broadcasting technology and some of its applications, ...

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