Posted on February 3, 2023 in ATSC News
Five documents are currently at ballot of the full ATSC Membership. They are:
• S33-599r1, “ATSC Proposed Standard: A/331:2022-11 Amendment No. 1, Application Lifecycle”. The ballot closes on February 8. This amendment removes the Broadcaster Application Lifecycle provisions (Section 188.8.131.52), and then defers to the revision of A/344 now at ballot. See below.
• S33-609r2, “ATSC Proposed Standard: A/331:2022-11 Amendment No. 2, Timing/Buffer Model – IMSC1.” The ballot closes on February 16. This amendment addresses the need for special timing and buffering consideration for IMSC1 tracks, adds required timing constraints, and introduces possible implementations.
• S38-413r6, “ATSC Proposed Standard: A/344:2022-03 Revision, ATSC 3.0 Interactive Content.” The ballot closes on February 17. This revision includes a number of updates and changes collected since the current version of A/344 was published last year. It also includes the Application Lifecycle changes as detailed above.
• S36-360r2, “ATSC Proposed Recommended Practice: A/362:2022-03 Revision, Digital Rights Management (DRM).” The ballot closes on February 20. This revision includes formal JSON Schema for DRM APIs, which had previously been shown by less formal means.
• S39-032r4, “ATSC Proposed Standard: A/53 Part 3:2013 Amendment No. 1, AVC Signal Transport.” The ballot closes on February 15. This document aligns ATSC A/53 Part 3 with the method of implementing AVC compression of multicast programs that have been implemented in broadcast transmissions and are anecdotally reported to be received successfully on a large majority of “smart” DTV sets.
Ballots of the full ATSC Membership are conducted on a dedicated group on the ATSC member workspace known as the Member Representatives group. This group is made up of the primary representative from each member company.
The ATSC member workspace system sends out a notification when each ballot opens. Reminders are sent to members who have not already voted 1) one week before the ballot closes, and 2) one business day before the ballot closes. After a ballot has closed, voting details are available to members of the group. Comments submitted during the ballot period also may be viewed. Notification of a closed ballot and the results of that ballot are sent to members on the business day following closure by ATSC staff.
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