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ATSC Candidate Standards PDF Print E-mail

A Candidate Standard is a document that has received significant review within a specialist group. Advancement of a document to Candidate Standard is an explicit call to those outside of the related specialist group for implementation and technical feedback. This is the phase at which the specialist group is responsible for formally acquiring that experience or at least defining the expectations of implementation.

A/104 Part 4: ATSC Candidate Standard–3DTV Hybrid Broadcasting, Part 4 – Service Compatible Hybrid Delivery 3D using Broadband or ATSC NRT

Approval date 5 December 2014. The CS period ended 31 January 2015. Currently in ballot process.

This document provides the detailed specification of the parameters of the Service Compatible Hybrid Delivery 3D using Broadband or ATSC NRT. This specification includes the video encoder input scanning formats, the service multiplex, the video synchronization, and the transport layer characteristics and the normative requirements.

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A/105: ATSC Candidate Standard – Interactive Services Standard

Approved 24 April 2014. The CS period ended 31 October 2014. Currently in ballot comment process.

The ATSC 2.0 Interactive Services system allows the broadcaster to connect broadcast programming with additional services related to that programming. Central to this system are Declarative Objects (DOs) providing the user’s interactive experience. Changes to the life-cycle state of Declarative Objects (for example to launch or kill a DO) can be initiated and changed by both broadcasters and viewers. The system provides for the extension of these services to second screens and provides for delivery of needed resources via the Internet path. In addition to services already part of traditional terrestrial broadcast television, services described in the present standard include personalization, service usage reporting, receiver access to web-based servers, and support for automatic content recognition.

Download the complete document and schema files here. Note that a redline document is provided that shows the changes made relative to the version previously posted.

A/106: ATSC Candidate Standard – ATSC Security and Service Protection Standard

Approved 1 January 2014. The CS period ends 30 June 2015.

This standard specifies the mechanisms for security and service protection in ATSC 2.0 systems.Prepared by the Specialist Group on Security (TG1/S7), the necessary building blocks are called out that will enable broadcasters to fully exploit the capabilities of digital broadcasting.

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A/107: ATSC Candidate Standard – ATSC 2.0 Standard

Approved 11 November 2014. The CS period ended 31 January 2015. Currently in ballot process.

This document is a top-level specification of the ATSC 2.0 fixed-broadcast digital television services, which augments the digital television services defined in ATSC A/53. As a top-level document this standard references other ATSC standards as well as standards developed by other organizations.

Download the complete document and schema files here.

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