Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is an internationally accepted standard for digital television, including HDTV, satellite TV, and data ( one-way, named DVB-IP, and double-way, named DVB-RCS, data connections via satellite to Internet).

DVB is often used in signal compression and encoding of digital satellite communications. DVB is an open standard, used primarily outside of North America, but is also used frequently in North American satellite communications as well. Unlike Motorola's DigiCipher 2 standard, the DVB standard has a wider adoption in terms of the number of manufacturers of DVB-capable satellite receiver boxes.

In the United States, terrestrial HDTV broadcasts use 8VSB digital encoding instead of DVB-T, the HDTV variant of the DVB standard.

See also satmodem, ATSC

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