Posted on September 2, 2015 in ATSC News
As noted in the President’s Memo, Technology Group 3 is now considering the A/322 ballot to elevate the ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer specification to Candidate Standard status. The ballot closes on Monday September 28. Additionally, the “bootstrap” A/321 Candidate Standard portion of ATSC 3.0 is being updated to reflect comments received during the TG3 ballot and received after the ballot closed. An update to A/321 is expected soon.
“It’s been a busy summer as a number of important documents in Technology Group 1 are nearing completion. Standards are being finished for interactivity, content and service protection, and 3D-TV,” said Jerry Whitaker, ATSC Vice President of Standards Development. The in-process work wraps up elements needed to complete ATSC 2.0 standards.
A pair of proposed standards (A/105 and106) are nearing completion. A/106 (Security and Service Protection) is now at ballot of the ATSC membership. A/105 (Interactive Services) is expected to go to a vote of the membership shortly.
“The elements in these ATSC 2.0-related standards have been in development for some time, and they have set the foundation for ongoing work with ATSC 3.0,” Whitaker explains.
Additionally, a revision to A/104 Part 5, which will address the final ingredients for terrestrial transmission of three-dimensional images, is now at TG1 ballot as a Proposed Standard. Also, a TG1 ballot on an amendment to A/52 (AC-3/E-AC-3) is being issued that clarifies certain text and addresses other issues.
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