News Releases

December 16, 2009

ATSC Launches Certification Program For Mobile Digital TV Equipment – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today launched a certification program for broadcast equipment and consumer receiving devices that comply with the new A/153 ATSC Mobile Digital Television (DTV) Standard. The ATSC Mobile DTV Standard, adopted in October, defines the technical specifications necessary for broadcasters to provide […]

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December 3, 2009

ATSC Elects New Board Members – Press Release

James Kutzner and Anthony Caruso elected to the Board of Directors WASHINGTON, Dec. 03, 2009 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected Mr. Anthony Caruso, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and Mr. James Kutzner, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to the ATSC Board of Directors. Mr. Caruso has been with CBC for over […]

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November 9, 2009

ATSC Approves Recommended Practice On Audio Loudness – Press Release

For Immediate Release Committee Hosts Related Seminar WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is pleased to announce the approval of the ATSC Recommended Practice: Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television. The ballot was approved by the ATSC membership on November 4, 2009; the same day the […]

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October 16, 2009

ATSC Adopts Mobile Digital TV Standard – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is pleased to announce the approval of A/153 ATSC Mobile DTV Standard. The ballot, tallied at midnight Oct. 15, was approved with overwhelming support by the full ATSC membership. The ATSC Mobile DTV Standard defines the technical specifications necessary for broadcasters […]

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October 7, 2009

ATSC Hosts Seminar On Audio Loudness – Pess Release

For Immediate Release Committee Introduces New Recommended Practice WASHINGTON, October 7, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has announced plans to host a seminar on the topic of audio loudness on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. “The seminar will provide detailed presentations on the ATSC Recommended Practice; ‘Techniques for Establishing andMaintaining […]

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June 12, 2009

ATSC Salutes The ‘Passing’ Of NTSC – Press Release

For Immediate Release Industry Leaders Welcome the All-Digital Broadcasting Age WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2009 – On June 12, 2009, over a half-century of over-the-air analog television transmission signals in the United States came to an end. NTSC analog television was 68 years old. The first black-and-white standard for broadcast was born in March 1941 […]

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March 17, 2009

ATSC Mobile DTV Pavilion At NAB2009 – Press Release

For Immediate Release ATSC and Member Companies Demonstrate Mobile Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) will host the Mobile DTV Pavilion, featuring new technologies, products and systems for implementation of the ATSC Mobile DTV Candidate Standard. The Pavilion will be showcased at the world’s largest electronic media show; […]

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March 17, 2009

2009 Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award – Press Release

For Immediate Release ATSC Honors Wayne E. Bretl WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2009 – Wayne E. Bretl of LG Electronics has been honored by the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. (ATSC) as the 2009 recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. The presentation was made May 14 at the St. Louis Four Seasons […]

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March 11, 2009

El Salvador Adopts ATSC Digital Television Standard – Prtess Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee is pleased to announce the country of El Salvador has adopted the ATSC Digital Television Standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. The decision in El Salvador, adopted April 22, was based on a technical report issued by the Telecommunications Bureau of […]

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January 25, 2009

ATSC Publishes Recommended Practice – Press Release

For Immediate Release “Conversion of ATSC Signals for Distribution to NTSC Viewers” WASHINGTON, D.C., Januaary 26, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) published a new Recommended Practice on January 7, 2009. The “Conversion of ATSC Signals for Distribution to NTSC Viewers” provides guidance to broadcasters and other creators of ATSC high-definition (HD) or […]

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