News Releases

May 9, 2012

ATSC Honors S. Merrill Weiss with Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award at the 2012 Annual Meeting

For Immediate Release Broadcast Industry Veteran has more than 45 Years of Experience WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced that S. Merrill Weiss is the 2012 recipient of its highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. The presentation was made during the ATSC Annual Meeting […]

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April 25, 2012

Future of Broadcast Television Initiative Announces Leadership

For Immediate Release ATSC’s Richer Named Chairman, DVB’s Phil Laven Vice Chair; Wenjun Zhang of NERC-DTV to Lead Technical Committee April 25, 2012 – The Management Committee of the Future of Broadcast Television (FoBTV) Initiative, which was officially formed in Las Vegas last week during the NAB Show, today announced its leadership team. Mark Richer […]

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April 17, 2012

Future of Broadcast Television Initiative Launched

For Immediate Release Broadcast Technology Leaders Sign Memorandum of Understanding LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2012 – Technical executives from 13 television broadcast organizations from around the world today completed signing a landmark memorandum of understanding (MOU) to officially form the global Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV) Initiative. Announced here during a well-attended general session on […]

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February 1, 2012

Broadcast Digital TV Evolving To Reflect Changing Audience

For Immediate Release New Features to Love with TV Highlighted at Valentine’s Day ATSC Event during Hollywood Post Alliance California Tech Retreat WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 – Local television broadcasters may soon offer Internet connectivity, 3D broadcasting, on-demand programs and additional features for viewers as standards for broadcast television evolves to reflect the needs of […]

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November 11, 2011

Advanced Television Systems Committee Endorses Declaration from Future of Broadcast TV Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Goals of Global Cooperation Dovetail with ATSC 3.0 Standardization WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2011 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today endorsed the global declaration signed in China at the conclusion of the Future of Broadcast TV Summit, calling for the world’s TV broadcast technologists to work together on future improvements for broadcast […]

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November 11, 2011

Future of Broadcast Television Summit Declares Global Goals for Future of Broadcasting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Participants Agree to Define Future Needs, Seek Unification of Various Standards, and Promote Technology Sharing SHANGHAI, Nov. 11, 2011 – Television broadcasting executives, technologists and engineers gathering this week in China agreed that a global approach to the future of terrestrial TV broadcasting is the ideal method to avoid competing standards, overlap, […]

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November 10, 2011

ATSC Board Names Rich Chernock as Next TSG Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, November 10, 2010 – The Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have named Dr. Richard Chernock to be the next Chairman of the Technology and Standards Group (TSG). Dr. Chernock has been an active participant in ATSC for many years, most recently as Vice Chair of the […]

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November 3, 2011

New ATSC Board Members Elected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mark Eyer, John Taylor, and Brett Jenkins elected to the Board of Directors WASHINGTON, November 03, 2010 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected three individuals to the organization’s Board of Directors. Mark Eyer, Sony Corporation; John Taylor, LG Electronics; and Brett Jenkins, ION Media will each serve […]

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October 19, 2011

Advanced Television Systems Committee Issues Reports on Next-Generation Broadcast TV, Methods for 3D TV Broadcasts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comprehensive Planning Team Reports Pave Way for Future Enhancements to Broadcast Television WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has published final reports of two critical industry planning committees that have been investigating likely methods of enhancing broadcast TV with next-generation video compression, transmission and Internet Protocol technologies […]

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September 14, 2011

FOBTV Interview at IBC 2011

In this interview, ATSC President Mark Richer discusses the process for developing next-generation television standards and the inaugural “Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV)” Global Summit, scheduled for November in Shanghai, China.

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