Since their introduction in the 1990s, Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards have become an integral part of the broadcast industry. However, while ATSC no doubt revolutionized the broadcast industry, over time ATSC 1.0 became outdated and unable to keep up with an increasingly mobile society. As a result, the industry is continuing to look at the implementation of ATSC 3.0.
BALTIMORE & BENGALURU, INDIA—ONE Media 3.0, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, has announced an agreement with Saankhya Labs, an Indian-based developer of wireless systems and cognitive Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions, to develop networking technology to combine 5G cellular networks with the ATSC 3.0 (aka “Next Gen TV”) broadcast standard.
A look back at the 2019 Next Gen TV Conference in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON—Adam Goldberg, director of technical standards at Sony, is the recipient of ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award for his invaluable and exemplary technical and leadership contributions to the Advanced Television Systems Committee.
WASHINGTON—As evidenced by field trials across the country and a groundswell of support from equipment manufacturers at this year’s NAB Show, it’s time to consider what must happen next to get ATSC 3.0 into homes and creating consumer awareness of the new DTV standard. That was the focus of this year’s Advanced Television Systems Committee’s Next Gen TV conference, held in Washington, D.C., May 29-30.
The FCC Media Bureau has granted the first ATSC 3.0 licenses, just one day after the Bureau began accepting applications for the next-gen broadcast standard. Three stations got the thumbs up from the Bureau on Wednesday. Low-power broadcaster WatchTV of Portland was...
Applications regarding the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard began being processed by the FCC this week, while the commission also revealed it expects to complete the modification of its Licensing and Management System to accommodate next-gen TV applications for channel sharing stations by Q3 2019. But regardless of whether the FCC stamps the words “Accepted” or “Declined” on application forms, ATSC 3.0 hopefuls have bigger fish to worry about.
2019 Next Gen TV Broadcast Conference, Washington, DC (May 29, 2019) — Public Media Group (PMG) launched today to transform broadcast technology infrastructure and ensure broadcasters are able to leverage the full power — and revenue opportunities — of next generation broadcasting standards (Next Gen TV). As broadcast standards advance and the industry moves towards ATSC 3.0 implementation, PMG is singularly focused on building and operating a nationwide network of Next Gen TV, data centers, and software platforms that advance the capacity and opportunities of the broadcasting industry to engage audiences, serve communities, and develop new content and data-driven business models. Additionally, PMG intends to work to bring new sources of revenue built on this platform to its partners. PMG made today’s announcement at the 2019 Next Gen TV Broadcast Conference in Washington, DC.
While conversations between broadcasters and car makers are just starting, ATSC 3.0 proponents say that given the three-to-five-year build cycle of a typical new model it’s crucial to get 3.0 receiver chips into car makers’ design plans by next spring so they’re ready to roll in 2024, by which time next-gen stations will be broadcasting across the U.S.
DETROIT, MI – May 15, 2019 – On the heels of last month’s announcement that TV broadcasters in the Top 40 TV markets will be launching Next-Gen TV services by the end of 2020, Detroit’s WMYD, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), today announced plans to launch the new broadcast TV technology in a collaborative effort that will also involve Graham Media Group and other local broadcasters.