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Sveriges Television (SVT) Delivery Requirements

The following parameters provide an overview of the guidelines for delivery to SVT.

The following parameters represent an overview of these guidelines. These are not legally binding.
Binding is the attached document "Delivery Requirements SVT v5.0".

SVT demands following specifications for delivery:

  • SVT is a ”50p HD broadcaster” – 720p/50 for the time being, in addition simulcasting down-converted 576i/25 (SDTV).
  • 1280 x 720 pixels in an aspect ratio of 16:9
  • 50 fps, progressive scan – now known as 720p/50
  • colour sub-sampled at a ratio of 4:2:2

Or (optionally, for 50 Hz motion portrayal):

  • 1920 x 1080 pixels in an aspect ratio of 16:9
  • 25 frames per second (50 fields) interlaced – now known as 1080i/25
  • or progressive scan (or progressive scan segmented frame) – now known as 1080p/25 (or 1080psf/25)
  • colour sub-sampled at a ratio of 4:2:2

Or (optionally, for 50 Hz standard definition legacy programmes, by agreement with SVT):

  • 720 x 576 pixels with the centred 702 x 576 pixels in an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 4:3
  • 25 frames per second (50 fields) interlaced – now known as 576i/25
  • colour sub-sampled at a ratio of 4:2:2

Additional information for audio:

Stereo tracks, if supplied, must carry sound in the A/B (Left/Right) form. If mono originated sound is used, it must be recorded as dual mono, so that it may be handled exactly as stereo. It must meet all the stereo standards regarding levels, balance and phase. For programmes carrying multichannel audio (>2.0) it is optional to deliver an additional stereo (2.0) mix. SVT transmits a stereo audio stream in conjunction with a multichannel audio stream, but it is made from an in-house mixdown of the multichannel audio, with Audio Metadata applied – i.e. stereo listeners will receive either a mix-down from the surround channels generated in the playout chain or a mix-down generated in their receiver.

Downloads:
Delivery Requirements SVT v5.0

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