Posted on December 9, 2014 in ATSC News
ATSC is issuing a Call for Proposals for a comprehensive audio system for the emerging ATSC 3.0 standard, offering a more immersive audio experience for living room and mobile viewers. Initial responses are due in January.
The goal of the ATSC.3.0 Audio System Call for Proposals is to identify advanced audio technology that satisfies the audio requirements for features, quality and low bit rate transmission in the ATSC 3.0 Standard. Systems proposed will be judged discretely and in their entirety, as comprehensive, end-to-end systems for emission of the ATSC signal.
The audio subsystem for ATSC 3.0 is expected to provide an enhanced feature set, improving upon the capabilities of the current broadcast digital television audio system. In doing so, this new system will provide the listener with both a personalized and an immersive experience.
“Personalization includes enhancement to the control of dialog, use of alternate audio tracks and mixing of assistive audio services, other-language dialog, special commentary, and music and effects. In addition, the system will support both the normalization of content loudness and contouring of dynamic range, based on the specific capabilities of a user’s fixed or mobile device and its unique sound environment,” explained ATSC President Mark Richer.
Initial responses to the call for proposals are due Jan. 12, 2015. Details on the ATSC 3.0 Call for Proposals can be found on the ATSC.org website.
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