DVB-S2 is the successor to the very successful DVB-S standard. When combined with Advanced Audio and Video Coding it provides the optimal solution for HDTV broadcasting in the coming years.
DVB-S2 provides a capacity increase of +/- 30 % under the same transmission conditions.
Conversely it can provide a ruggedness increase for the same spectrum efficiency.
The new Variable Coding and Modulation (VCM) scheme can provide different levels of error protection to different service components.
Due to the increased number of HD services that DVB-S2 can convey it increases the gains possible in statistical multiplex environments.