114VCT: Two Part Channel Numbers 1st part: “major channel” (Original analog channel)Example: , 10.2, 10.32nd part: “minor channel” 10.1, 10.2, 10.3Broadcasters retain their brand identityDigital services groupable with analogKXTV has been associated with Channel 10 for years; KXTV-DT can be found on Channel 10-1They keep their brand in tact:(even though their RF carrier is now on Ch. 61)
126Information Table (EIT) Information Table (EIT) Main PSIP TablesSystemTimeTable (STT)Required for Terrestrial Broadcast (first four timeslots)3-hour time slot3-hour time slotMasterGuideTable (MGT)EventInformation Table (EIT)EventInformation Table (EIT)...VirtualChannel Table (VCT)ExtendedTextTable (ETT)ExtendedTextTable (ETT)...
136PSIP Tables: The Big Picture Data is constantly being moved. EIT-0 thru EIT-3 are required.More EITs can be used, but will take up more bandwidthETTVCTVC 1VC 2EIT-0Event 1MGTTable Ref 1Table Ref 2Table Ref 3PID ZEvent 2Event 3Event 4EIT-1Event 5Event 6Event 7EIT-2Event 8EIT-3Event 9Event 10Event 11PID WPID YPID XPID VPID APID BPID CPID DHour 0-3Hour 6-9Hour 9-12Hour 3-6RRTTable Ref 4Table Ref 5DCCSCTDCCTTable Re 7Table Ref 6
147PSIP In CableTypical Digital Television Station Generating PSIP metadataHD EncoderPSIPTVCT,MGT,EIT, ETTSD EncoderMUXSD EncoderLimitedSignalProcessingSD EncoderDigitalTelevisionBroadcastTransmitterPSIP GeneratorListingServiceVarious configurations such as redundant and replicated outputs