This document provides recommended practices for the ATSC 3.0 Signaling, Delivery, Synchronization, and Error Protection standard as specified in A/331. The document contains recommendations for broadcasters on the usage of the ROUTE and MMTP protocols and their associated technical capabilities in support of different Service delivery scenarios. In addition, transmission-related guidelines are provided on a variety of other functions and mechanisms as defined in A/331 including Service and audio language signaling, advanced emergency information, Staggercast, and the mapping between Service delivery and lower layer transport.
There are multiple versions of this document. Please be sure to download the desired version. For amendments, the text includes a list of changes, the rationale for the changes, and compatibility considerations.
Download A/351:2019, “Techniques for Signaling, Delivery, and Synchronization”, approved 28 August 2019. This is the version referenced by A/300:2019.
Download A/351:2019 Amendment No. 1, “appContextID”, approved 20 January 2020.
Download A/351:2019, “Techniques for Signaling, Delivery and Synchronization, with Amendment No 1”. This document has Amendment No. 1 integrated into the standard.
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