Posted on October 22, 2023 in ATSC News
Since 2016, Avanci has been driving innovation forward by making connections through our platforms, designed to bring efficiency, convenience, and predictability to the patent licensing process.
In March this year, we launched Avanci Broadcast as a patent licensing platform for ATSC 3.0. The principal contributors to the ATSC 3.0 standard, including ETRI, LG Electronics, NERC-DTV, ONE Media, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sharp, are part of the Avanci Broadcast platform.
We make it easy for manufacturers to take a single license covering the ATSC 3.0 portfolios of our licensors, representing more than 80% of the relevant patents, at published rates. Almost all the companies currently making ATSC 3.0 televisions, including LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, and Sony, have already taken an Avanci Broadcast license.
Together with ATSC we are keen to see the commercial success of the standard and we recognize that more ATSC 3.0 set-top boxes and TV dongles will be needed for that to happen. We are delighted to have recently welcomed Atlanta DTH and ZapperBox as licensees.
To encourage more companies to make these products, and with the support of our licensors, Avanci Broadcast has agreed to incentivize the launch of new set-top box and dongle products.
For any ATSC 3.0 set-top box and/or TV dongle maker that signs an Avanci Broadcast license by the later of the end of February 2024 or within six months of their first sale of ATSC 3.0 products, we will waive license fees for the first 75,000 units sold. This could be a potential saving of more than $200,000 in licensing fees for a manufacturer, but with the reassurance that its products are licensed to the vast majority of ATSC 3.0 patents.
Further information about Avanci Broadcast, including our partners and licensing terms, are at www.avanci.com/broadcast.
Product makers who wish to discuss taking a license can contact Ilkka Rahnasto, Senior Vice President, Avanci Broadcast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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