Posted on December 4, 2017 in ATSC News
‘Merry ATSC to All and to All a Good Night”
A Next Gen TV holiday poem with apologies to Clement Moore…
‘Twas the night before Christmas and throughout ATSC
Not a creature was stirring, all dreaming of Next Gen TV.
The 4K TV was hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that ATSC 3 soon would be there.
Our members were nestled, all waiting to be fed,
While non-real-time visions danced in their head.
Then at the ATSC office there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.
When what to my wondering eyes would gleam,
But Mark Richer and his members, the entire team.
The group was so sharp, as smart as can be,
I knew in a moment it had to be ATSC.
Then, in a twinkling, they heard his kind greeting,
And they all sat down for a long TG3 meeting.
They sped ahead like a sleigh on the snow,
Toiling to create standards called Three Point Oh.
From robust transmission and interactive TV,
To new Codecs and HDR, they labored with glee.
With twenty-plus standards in three precious layers
They proved that it works and dealt with nay-sayers.
Their work picked up steam and Korea got going.
Next Gen TV is here; the reviews are all glowing.
Throughout the long process, documents meandered;
Then it was done and approved as the new standard!
The year a success, to his feet he sprang,
Gave a pat on the back to the ATSC gang.
And I heard him exclaim, as he rode out of sight,
“Merry ATSC to all, and to all a Good-Night!”
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