News Releases

August 18, 2004

ATSC Invests In Professional Excellence With New Director Of Communications – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2004 – Advanced Television Systems, Inc. (ATSC), an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television, has hired Lisa Hester as their new director of communications. In this position, Hester will be a key part of the ATSC management team and will be responsible for seminars, professional […]

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July 23, 2004

ATSC Publishes Software Download Candidate Standard – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has published a new Candidate Standard that provides specifications for downloading software to terminal devices using an MPEG2 transport stream. The Software Download Data Service Candidate Standard (CS/97) may be used to effect updates or upgrades of firmware, operating […]

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July 22, 2004

ATSC Approves Recommended Practice For DTV Receivers – Press Release

For Immediate Release Provides Guidelines for Receiver Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has approved a Recommended Practice that establishes voluntary guidelines for broadcast digital television (DTV) receiver performance. “These important guidelines are the result of a collaborative effort of broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, and […]

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July 20, 2004

ATSC Aproves Enhancements To DTV Standard – Press Release

For Immediate Release E-VSB Provides Additional Flexibility WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has approved an amendment to the A/53C DTV Standard that adds a new optional mode of transmission called Enhanced VSB (E-VSB). Services transmitted in the E-VSB mode have additional forward error correction coding layers that […]

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July 7, 2004

Mexico To Adopt The ATSC DTV Standard – Press Release

For Immediate Release Mexico City, Mexico, July 7, 2004 – On July 2 the Government of Mexico formally adopted the ATSC Digital Television (DTV) Standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. ATSC DTV standards provide a wealth of applications, including high-definition television (HDTV), multiple simultaneous programs of standard-definition television (SDTV), multi-channel surround-sound digital audio, and a […]

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April 7, 2004

ATSC Approves New Candidate Standards – Press Release

For Immediate Release Enhanced AC-3 Audio Specifications Serve Multiple Applications WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has published two new Candidate Standards that document enhancements to the AC-3 digital audio compression standard and specify its use in the DTV Standard. The new specifications will provide improved performance and flexibility. […]

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April 1, 2004

Industry Leaders Share Their Vision At The 2004 ATSC Annual Meeting – Press Release

For Immediate Release Washington, DC, April 1, 2004 – Members and guests representing the diverse DTV industry attended the Advanced Television Systems Committee annual membership meeting on Tuesday at the Hotel Washington. Leading the day’s insightful presentations was a keynote address by Tribune Broadcasting president, Patrick Mullen. He focused on the commitment of broadcasters to […]

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February 5, 2004

DTV Drafthouse Returns For Second Round At NAB 2004 – Press Release

For Immediate Release More DTV Products and Technology In A New Location Washington, D.C., February 5, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) are partnering again to showcase digital television (DTV) products and technology in the “DTV Drafthouse: Technology On Tap!” at […]

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