A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers is the leading publication on the basics of broadcast technology. Whether you are new to the industry or do not have an engineering background, this book will give you a comprehensive primer of television, radio, and digital media relating to broadcast—it is your guide to understanding the technical world of radio and television broadcast engineering. It covers all the important topics such as DTV, IBOC, HD, standards, video servers, editing, electronic newsrooms, and more.

This long-awaited fourth edition includes new standards and identifies and explains the emerging digital technologies that are revolutionizing the industry, including:

  • HDTV—and "UltraHD"
  • IP-based production and distribution and Internet delivery (including "over-the-top" TV)
  • Connected/Smart TV, Mobile TV Second Screens and Social TV
  • "Hybrid" broadcasting (over-the-air and online convergence)
  • Podcasting and Mobile Apps
  • Connected Cars

chapter |2 pages


part |82 pages

Broadcasting Basics

chapter |19 pages

Types of Broadcasting

chapter |5 pages

Sound and Vision

chapter |10 pages

Analog Color Television

chapter |20 pages

Digital Audio and Video

chapter |13 pages

Information Technology

chapter |10 pages

Radio Frequency Waves

part |115 pages

Studios, Production, and Playout Facilities

chapter |36 pages

Radio Studios

chapter |8 pages

Remote Broadcasting

chapter |13 pages


part |116 pages

Transmission Standards and Systems