Posted on January 20, 2009 in Press Releases
Award Received in Honor of DTV Standardization Work
WASHINGTON, D.C., Januaary 21, 2009 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), the FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, the Advanced Television Test Center and the Advanced Television Evaluation Laboratory (CRC) received Emmy Awards for standardization of the ATSC DTV Standard at the National Academy of Arts & Sciences annual Technology & Engineering Awards, held January 7th at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Academy” said ATSC President Mark Richer as he accepted the award on behalf of the organization’s members. “The ATSC Standard was a ground breaking technology with a highly flexible architecture that has enabled it to evolve to meet industry requirements such as mobile television.”
Richer was accompanied by former ATSC chairman James McKinney and Executive Director Robert Hopkins, who led the ATSC during the initial development of the DTV Standard.
The Advanced Television Systems Committee is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries. ATSC creates and fosters implementation of voluntary Standards and Recommended Practices to advance terrestrial digital television broadcasting, and to facilitate interoperability with other media.
Lindsay Shelton-Gross, ATSC (202) 872-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org
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