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Digital terrestrial television broadcasting planning handbook - March 2005 (DTTB handbook)

The Handbook provides broadcasters and planners with:

  • the general and technical assumptions necessary to meet legislative requirements outlined in the Commercial and national conversion schemes; and
  • an explanation of the technical planning processes involved in the planning of new digital television services as well as the conversion of existing analog television services.

Printed copies of the Handbook are available from the ACMA, freecall 1800 810 241

The ABA's general approach to digital terrestrial television broadcasting planning - April 2002

This publication outlines the decision-making processes that the former ABA has use in determining the DCPs for digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) in Australia. It is designed to be read in conjunction with the Digital channel plans and the Digital terrestrial television broadcasting planning handbook.

Report to the ABA on the outcomes of the studies by the Single Frequency Network Consultative Group - June 2000 (SFNCG Report)

This report by the former ABA's Director of Technology, based on the work of the Single Frequency Network Consultative Group, concluded that single frequency networks (SFNs) are viable and a practical proposition, both at VHF and UHF. Use of SFNs will make some additional capacity available for new services in most markets.

Last updated: 12 April 2019