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Advanced Television Systems Committee Invites Watermarking Technologies Proposals for Future Broadcast TV System

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:33


Automatic Content Recognition technologies needed for future ATSC 3.0 standard

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced a Call for Proposals regarding audio and/or video watermarking technologies for Automatic Content Recognition to help enable interactive applications and other features of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV standard.

With ATSC 3.0, interactive applications and other features enhancing audio and video can be made be available by using an Automatic Content Recognition solution associated with transmitted material to identify key aspects of the material (e.g. content identification, content source, current time point in the content, etc.) This will allow the television to access the desired additional functionality via an Internet connection. The scope of this Call for Proposals is limited to a watermarking solution for Automatic Content Recognition. Respondents may propose either an audio watermark solution or a video watermark solution, or both.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:44
ACR Watermark CFP

ATSC Board Members Elected

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Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:20


Godfrey, Eyer and Taylor Begin Terms in January

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) have elected three industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning January 2014.

Former ATSC Chairman John Godfrey of Samsung, whose earlier board term expired a year ago, was elected to serve on the board again. Current board members Mark Eyer of Sony and John Taylor of LG Electronics USA were elected to serve second terms on the ATSC Board of Directors.

Other current directors whose terms continue in 2014 are: Kevin Gage, NAB; Ira Goldstone, Univision; James Kutzner, PBS; Richard Friedel, Fox; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Sam Matheny, WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting; Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal; Andy Scott, NCTA; Bob Seidel, CBS; Dave Siegler, Cox Media Group; and Peter Symes, SMPTE.

Board Members Elected

ATSC Establishes Candidate Standard For Interactive TV

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Monday, 02 December 2013 14:45


Progress on A/105 Underscores Momentum Behind ATSC 2.0

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 2, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has elevated the A/105 "Interactive Services" system to Candidate Standard. A key element of the emerging ATSC 2.0 standard, A/105 is designed to enable the marriage of Internet-delivered and broadcast content. "Candidate Standard" status is a major step toward becoming a "Proposed Standard," and then on to consideration as a full-fledged ATSC Standard.

"Viewers are consuming television content on a variety of devices -- whenever, wherever and however they want it," said ATSC President Mark Richer. "Consumer demand for video has resulted in an increasing number of paths to deliver content to viewers. The ATSC 2.0 Interactive Services system allows the broadcaster to connect broadcast programming with additional services related to that programming."

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 14:51
Interactive TV Standard

Michael Dolan Named Chairman of ATSC TG1 Technology & Standards Group

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:09


WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced that long-time industry expert Michael Dolan has been named Chairman of the association’s Technology and Standards Group 1 (TG1) effective in January. Dolan assumes the role on Jan. 1, replacing Dr. Richard Chernock, Chief Science Officer of Triveni Digital, whose three-year term as TG1 Chairman expires at year-end.

Dolan, currently an industry consultant sponsored by The Nielsen Company, is founder and president of the Television Broadcast Technology consulting group, providing specialized professional encoders, test tools, and technical consulting in the field of digital television and Internet media. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1979 and has worked for and founded a number of leading-edge computer graphics and real-time systems companies since then, including early foundational work in W3C technology and analog data broadcasting.

"TG1 is one of two ATSC technology groups working on enhancements and new standards for broadcast television, with TG1 focused on improvements to the existing standard that we call ATSC 2.0. Those improvements include non-real-time program caching, enhanced service guides, audience measurement, and conditional access for TV broadcasts. These elements are fundamental stepping stones to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 Standard, so the work of TG1 is critical to our mission. We look forward to Mike’s leadership and we thank Rich Chernock for his leadership of this important standards group working on the evolution of broadcast TV standards," said ATSC President Mark Richer.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 11:36
Dolan Named Chairman of TG1

ATSC Implementation Guide For The Mobile Emergency Alert System Provides Roadmap For TV Broadcasters Launching Service

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:40


Enhanced Service Can Deliver Video, Audio, Graphics, and Text to Mobile EAS-equipped Device

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today published a new "Implementation Guide" as a valuable resource for TV stations preparing to deploy enhanced mobile emergency alert capability The new handbook, developed by the ATSC M-EAS Implementation Team, provides a roadmap for stations broadcasting mobile digital TV to upgrade their public service capability, with step-by-step instructions on how to both update broadcast equipment and demonstrate the new functionality to local emergency management agencies.

Using the existing network of broadcast TV stations, Mobile Emergency Alert System (Mobile EAS) uses Mobile Digital TV to reach viewers with video, text, by sound, and with informative maps, graphics, and instructions.

The new ATSC implementation guide is available on the ATSC.org website.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:22
M-EAS Guide

ATSC Evaluating Detailed ‘Physical Layer’ Technical Proposals for Next-Generation ATSC 3.0 TV Transmission System

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:51


Proposed Systems to be Evaluated on Providing Higher Capacity, Robust TV Transmission Performance, Improved Efficiency

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 –Representing a major milestone in the development of the next-generation broadcast standard, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has received detailed technical proposals for the Physical Layer of the "ATSC 3.0" broadcast TV transmission standard.

Expected to move to "candidate standard" status over the next two years, ATSC 3.0 will be designed to include higher capacity to deliver Ultra High-Definition TV services, robust reception on mobile devices and improved spectrum efficiency.

"These highly technical proposals are thoughtful, innovative and professional. While a wide range of technologies were proposed by respondents, there’s some commonality among many of them. Submissions are very detailed, and generally each of the submissions is hundreds of pages in length. They reflect the thinking of the best minds in the broadcast industry, and we salute the many engineers and business people who have already invested significant resources to develop technologies for ATSC to evaluate," said ATSC President Mark Richer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:11
ATSC 3.0 Proposed Systems Evaluation
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