A Candidate Standard 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.
Documents are provided in the links below in the Acrobat (PDF) format. Schema files are provided in the ZIP format.
This document aligns ATSC A/53 Part 3 with the method of implementing AVC compression of multicast programs that have been implemented in broadcast transmissions and are anecdotally reported to be received successfully on a large majority of “smart” DTV sets. This amendment is in response to New Project Proposal N-038r1, “Revision of relevant ATSC DTV Standards to facilitate reception of MPEG-4-coded ATSC-1 multicast streams on legacy and future TV sets.”
Download ATSC Candidate Standard: “A/53 Part 3:2013 Amendment No. 1, AVC Signal Transport”, approved 27 September 2022.
The CS period extends to 31 January 2023.
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