ATSC 3.0 is a suite of voluntary technical Standards and Recommended Practices that is fundamentally different from predecessor ATSC systems and is therefore largely incompatible with them. This divergence from earlier design is intended to allow substantial improvements in performance, functionality, and efficiency sufficient to warrant implementation of a non-backwards-compatible system. With higher capacity to deliver Ultra High-Definition services, robust reception on a wide range of devices, improved efficiency, IP transport, advanced emergency alerting, personalization features, and interactive capability, the ATSC 3.0 Standard provides much more capability than previous generations of terrestrial broadcasting.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark and GAIAN Solutions Announce Partnership Agreement for Cloud-based ATSC 3.0 Interactive and Datacasting Services
SOUTHWICK, MA, October 14, 2019 – Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC (hereinafter “COMARK”), a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has signed a partnership agreement with GAIAN Solutions. This agreement appoints COMARK as an authorized reseller, integrator, and service provider of GAIAN’s suite of software and cloud-based solutions for NextGenTV deployments. COMARK will be focusing on the North American broadcast DTV market for its NextGenTV solutions.
The opening ceremony of Korea’s 2019 Broadcast Industry Promotion Week included a launch ceremony for an ATSC 3.0 emergency alert system. At the ceremony, The Korean Ministry of Information and Communication announced the launch of a UHD Emergency Alert Service for delivering disaster response information for earthquakes, heavy rains, and fires. The Ministry predicts the new system will be able to deliver information more quickly using a terrestrial UHD broadcast network.
Having been around broadcasting his whole adult life, NABA’s Michael McEwen has a strong view on how the second generations of digital radio and television broadcasting might find a home in the ‘all things possible’ digital environment.
“You have to be engaged to keep going,” says Michael McEwen, director general of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), who started his career with the CBC in 1970.