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10-27-2014 11:00 - 12:30
Sony, Building 7, 16530 Via Esprillo, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
ATSC S33-1 F2F

OCT
27

10-27-2014 12:30 - 21:00
Sony, Building 7, 16530 Via Esprillo, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
ATSC S35 F2F

OCT
28

10-28-2014 11:00 - 12:30
Phone Bridge
S33 Call

OCT
28

10-28-2014 11:00 - 21:00
Sony, Building 7, 16530 Via Esprillo, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
ATSC S35 F2F

OCT
28

10-28-2014 15:30 - 17:00
Phone Bridge
ATSC S32-4 Call

OCT
28

10-28-2014 17:00 - 18:30
Phone Bridge
ATSC S33-2 Call

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Advanced Television Systems Committee

ATSC Receives 10 Initial Physical Layer Proposals for Next-Generation TV Broadcasting Technologies

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 08:23

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ATSC 3.0 Transmission Requirements Include Higher System Capacity, Robust Performance, Improved Efficiency for Future Broadcast TV System

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has received 10 initial proposals from 19 organizations for the Physical Layer of the new “ATSC 3.0” broadcast television standard. With higher capacity to deliver Ultra High-Definition services, robust reception on mobile devices and improved efficiency, the new ATSC 3.0 standard is expected to redefine TV broadcasting for decades to come.

The strong response to ATSC’s call for proposals, issued on March 27, reflects a high level of enthusiasm in the industry for defining the modulation and error coding technologies in the transmission system that will provide a foundation for the next-generation terrestrial broadcast standard, according to ATSC President Mark Richer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:13
ATSC 3.0 Call for Proposals
 

ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Call for Proposals

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:13

On 26 March 2013 the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) announced a Call for Proposals for the "physical layer" of the next-generation broadcast TV standard that in the years ahead could replace the current digital broadcasting systems used in the United States and around the world. The physical layer is the core transmission system that is the basis for any over-the-air broadcast system.

With members from the broadcasting, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite and semiconductor industries, ATSC is defining the future of television by developing and approving open technical standards. The next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard must provide improvements in performance, functionality and efficiency that are significant enough to warrant the challenges of a transition to a new system.

The focus of the Call for Proposals is on the ATSC 3.0 physical layer technologies to define the modulation and error coding technologies that will provide a foundation for the next terrestrial broadcast system.

Robustness of service for devices operating within the ATSC 3.0 service area should exceed that of current ATSC systems and that of cell phone and other wireless devices. Consideration will be given to technologies and proposals that enable a smooth transition from existing systems for both broadcasters and consumer.

The overall ATSC 3.0 project, starting with the physical layer proposals, will include an assessment of technical requirements, investigation of possible solutions, and development of the middle and upper layers to provide a complete technical standard for broadcast. Wherever practical, the new ATSC 3.0 standard will use and reference existing standards that are found to be effective and successful solutions to meet the requirements.

The CFP can be downloaded here.

The CFP specifies that the initial submission must be made by 23 August 2013. For this deadline, an electronic submission is sufficient, with the printed documents arriving at the ATSC offices no later than close of business on 27 September 2013.

The CFP requires agreement to certain compliance statements. A form for the Statements of Compliance can be downloaded here.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:06
 

The 2013 Bernard J Lechner Award

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Written by Lindsay Shelton-Gross   
Friday, 10 May 2013 06:51

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced that Mark A. Aitken is the 2013 recipient of its highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. The presentation was made during the ATSC Annual Meeting at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.

The Lechner Award is bestowed once a year to an individual representative of the membership whose technical and leadership contributions to the ATSC have been invaluable and exemplary. The title of the award recognizes the first recipient, Bernard Lechner, for his outstanding services the ATSC. The award winner is selected by the Board of Directors and presented at the ATSC Annual Meeting.

"Mark has been a consistent advocate for the advancement of terrestrial broadcasting technology," said Mark Richer, ATSC President. "His passion for the future of our industry has made him a strong leader in ATSC activities including the development of our Mobile Digital TV Standard".

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:17
2013 Lechner Award
 

Advanced Television Systems Committee Invites Proposals for Next-Generation TV Broadcasting Technologies

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:29

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Physical Layer Requirements Include Higher Capacity, Robust Performance, Improved Spectrum Efficiency for Future ATSC 3.0 Broadcast TV System

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced a call for proposals for the "physical layer" of this next-generation broadcast TV standard that in the years ahead could replace the current digital broadcasting systems used in the United States and around the world. The physical layer is the core transmission system that is the basis for any over-the-air broadcast system.

With members from the broadcasting, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite and semiconductor industries, ATSC is defining the future of television by developing and approving open technical standards. The next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard must provide improvements in performance, functionality and efficiency that are significant enough to warrant the challenges of a transition to a new system.

"The ATSC was formed 30 years ago to create standards for advanced television, and the successful transition to digital television broadcasting using ATSC standards is serving the public well," said ATSC President Mark Richer. "Using the ATSC Digital Television standard adopted by the FCC in 1996, broadcasters led the way in the development and introduction of digital HDTV, a revolutionary advance in picture and sound quality from analog television. With the completion of the digital transition in 2009, 108 Megahertz of UHF spectrum is available to be auctioned by the FCC for new wireless broadband uses."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:41
ATSC 3.0 Call For Proposals
 

Advanced Television Systems Committee Updates CALM Act’s Television Loudness Recommended Practice

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Thursday, 04 April 2013 12:32

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WASHINGTON, April 4, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has delivered an updated version of ATSC A/85, the core technology mandated by the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The A/85 Recommended Practice (Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television) provides the industry with uniform operating strategies that optimize the audience listening experience by eliminating wide variation of television loudness.

"The ATSC has optimized A/85 based upon industry experience and feedback," said ATSC President Mark Richer. "We are fortunate to have industry experts from our member organizations participate in this important work, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with the FCC on the implementation of the CALM Act."

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 14:07
ATSC A/85 updated
 

ATSC Mobile Digital TV Standard Enhanced for Emergency Alert System

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:52

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Enhanced Alerts Can Add Rich Media Video, Audio, Maps and More To Mobile Digital TV Signals, Avoiding Cell Phone Congestion

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced approval and publication of specifications for a Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) delivered using the ATSC A/153 Mobile Digital TV standard. In the future, mobile emergency alerts delivered via TV broadcasts will make it possible for viewers to receive more than just text alerts when dangerous weather or other emergency conditions threaten public safety.

The M-EAS enhancements to the A/153 standard will provide capabilities for delivering multimedia alerts (utilizing video, audio, text, and graphics) to mobile DTV-equipped cellphones, tablets, laptops, netbooks and in-car navigation systems. Mobile emergency alerting via mobile DTV requires no additional spectrum and is an additional use of existing TV transmitters and towers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:25
M-EAS Approved
 
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