For BTV, the goals in applying CD-Video are very different.
CD-Video can benefit existing and future business and educational television users in many ways.
* An industry home-base satellite can become a reality for business television with CD-Video. Today's BTV users are spread across virtually every Ku-Band satellite in orbit to minimize the satellite transponder scheduling contention problem.
CD-Video will solve this problem and make it easier to justify future VSAT networks on the basis of combined data and video services.
* The efficiency of CD-Video transmission allows the network designer to significantly reduce the required antenna size by transmitting fewer signals per transponder.