Skip Navigation Links
Our Systems
Customers and Clients
Online Tools
Consulting Services
Contact EtherGuide Systems
About EtherGuide Systems
Skip Navigation Links.

single program transport stream (SPTS) [EtherGuide Glossary]

Transport streams can contain one or more than one program service.

A transport stream that offers just one program service is called a single program transport stream. If a transport stream offers more than one program service, it is a multiple program transport stream.

Program streams only offer a single program service. The table below gives the packet assigment details of a transport stream with a single program service. Pursuant to ATSC standards, a single program transport stream can have a maximum of one video stream, and essentially an unlimited number of audio streams.

typical ATSC SPTS program elements
packet iddescriptiontypical bps
0 / 0x0000Program Association table (PAT)15,000
48 / 0x0030Program Map table (PMT)4,000
49 / 0x0031MPEG-2 Video, captions4,500,000
52 / 0x0034AC-3 Audio400,000
6000 / 0x1770EIT-010,000
6001 / 0x1771EIT-15,000
6002 / 0x1772EIT-22,500
6003 / 0x1773EIT-31,250
8187 / 0x1FFBPSIP_base_pid15,040
8191 / 0x1FFFnull packets150,400

If you ended up on this page after a Google search for ATSC M/H items such as ATSC M/H frames, ATSC M/H sub-frames, or ATSC M/H parade, we're sorry. Google seems to get confused about these new search terms.


EtherGuide Systems LLC on LinkedIn

Web Site Terms of Service Web Site Privacy Policy
Copyright 2010 EtherGuide Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved in the United States of America and pursuant to international agreements.