A/300: ATSC Candidate Standard: ATSC 3.0 System

Approved 28 February 2017. Updated 21 June 2017. The CS period ends 31 July 2017.

This document describes the ATSC 3.0 digital television system. ATSC 3.0 is a suite of voluntary technical Standards and Recommended Practices for a digital terrestrial television broadcast system. ATSC 3.0 is fundamentally different from predecessor ATSC systems and is therefore largely incompatible with them. This divergence from earlier design is intended to allow substantial improvements in performance, functionality and efficiency sufficient to warrant implementation of a non-backwards-compatible system. With higher capacity to deliver Ultra-High-Definition services, robust reception on a wide range of devices, improved efficiency, options for personalization and interactivity, and an IP-based core, the ATSC 3.0 Standard redefines terrestrial television broadcasting.

A redline is available showing changes from the previously published version.

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