DM1030 Television Technology 7.5 credits


A course focusing on analogue and digital TV techniques and current and future production and distribution methods.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Man as the recipient, the tools of expression of moving images and creative processes, production systems and processes for television production, light and space dimensions. Recording techniques, OB-techniques, distribution techniques, development tendencies.

Intended learning outcomes *

The goal of this course is to give you

  • knowledge of recipient wishes, televisions’ range of expression and how these are produced,
  • knowledge of television and video techniques’ technical systems, possibilities and limitations,
  • knowledge of methods for contribution, distribution and storage of TV and video signals,

so that you

  • can understand TV and video techniques production methods and the opportunities and limitations of analogue and digital technical aids,
  • can manage a simple video recording project, including the various aspects of preparatory work, logistics and practical recording work,
  • gain an insight into television and video techniques opportunities for further development of new platforms.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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John Watkinson: Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, ISBN 0 240 51509 0.

The course literature consists partly of PDF files and printed matter not available in an alternative format.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • ANN1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade *

Examination (TEN1; 4,5 hp).
Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 1,5 hp).
Other course components (ANN1; 1,5 hp)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Nils Enlund

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

To be discussed with the course coordinator.


Trille Fellstenius, tel: 790 6075, e-post:

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

This course is mainly for students studying to Bachelor of science in engineering.