DVB has developed two complementary systems for digital multipoint distribution; DVB-MS, based on the DVB-S satelite delivery system, and DBV-MC, based on the DVB-C cable delivery system.

Both systems make use of microwave frequencies for direct distribution of services from a central point to viewers' homes. DVB-MS uses frequencies above 10 GHz. DVB-MS signals can be received with a DVB-S satellite receiver equipped with a small frequency converter instead of a satellite dish. DVB-MC uses frequencies below 10 GHz. The signals can be received with a common cable receiver equipped with a suitable frequency down-converter.

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