MPEG stands for Motion Picture Experts Group, an organization established in 1988 to develop digital compression standards for video and audio material in the multimedia world.
Its work is not exclusively within the field of broadcasting – its remit is much wider than that – and it now works on standards that are used over the Internet.
The MPEG broadcast standard defines the way the audio and video are compressed.
This is the standard used for a wide variety of applications, including DTH broadcasting by satellite and digital terrestrial TV delivered to the consumer.
It is a truly global standard used in a very wide variety of applications from computers to HDTV, with a range of bit-rates from 2 to 80 Mbps.
The MPEG-2 standard was ...