Posted on May 1, 2013 in ATSC News
ATSC 2.0 Demo Shows Near-Future of Broadcasting
By Andrew Dodson
Tucked away in the back of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall is a pretty impressive demonstration that shows what broadcasters would be capable of delivering in the next few years.
The Advanced Televisions Systems Committee is showing off ATSC 2.0, an enhancement to the current television standard that will let consumers watch video on-demand in non-real time, call up graphics and data and even participate in social activities, like voting and seeing live results from other viewers.
All of that is on display at the ATSC booth (N2837).
A demo on ATSC 2.0 shows broadcast viewers being able to vote on a question about the show. A user could use, as shown in the display, an on-screen mouse to choose their answer.
This iPad shows the second-screen and triggering ability of ATSC 2.0. This demo shows off the ability to give the viewer a rundown of the newscast in an easy-to-use guide that explains when the weather, business or sports segment is coming up, in addition to giving them the opportunity to call up past segments to re-watch or watch at a later time.
This picture shows the ability to promote a Twitter hashtag to use during the show.
Reprinted with permission from the April 10 edition of TVNewsCheck.com
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