AVS is a new digital audio-video coding standard established by China. AVS will be used in digital TV broadcasting and
next general optical disk. AVS adopted many digital audio-video coding techniques developed by Chinese company and
universities in recent years, it has very low complexity compared to H.264, and AVS will charge very low royalty fee
through one-step license including all AVS tools. So AVS is a good and competitive candidate for Chinese DTV and next
generation optical disk. In addition, Chinese government has published a plan for satellite TV signal directly to home(DTH)
and a telecommunication satellite named as SINO 2 will be launched in 2006. AVS will be also one of the best hopeful
candidates of audio-video coding standard on satellite signal transmission.