Posted on October 5, 2016 in ATSC News
From futuristic technology demonstrations to insightful panel presentations, ATSC leaders from the United States and around the world took Amsterdam by storm at IBC 2016. Growing worldwide interest in developing an Internet Protocol (IP) ecosystem for digital TV broadcasting is in our wheelhouse with ATSC 3.0 being the world’s first IP-based broadcast standard.
In the IBC Future Zone, ATSC Members ETRI and Technicolor demonstrated how ATSC 3.0’s layered-division multiplexing and scalable coding deliver 4K Ultra HD programming and mobile services. ATSC member NERC joined forces with China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University to demonstrate an ATSC 3.0 uplink return channel for interactive applications such as IOT (Internet of Things) connectivity.
The well-attended “Global Landscape for Broadcast TV Systems” session was chaired by ATSC luminaries Rich Chernock, Triveni Digital, United States, and Yiyan Wu, CRC, Canada. This session, conducted in cooperation with FoBTV (the global “Future of Broadcast Television initiative), featured a series of interesting ATSC 3.0-related presentations:
After these informative technical presentations, the session looked at the challenges, competition and strategies in a wide-ranging debate and a lively audience Q&A session, with opinions from leading industry figures from three continents, including: Anne Schelle, ATSC/Pearl TV, United States; Peter Siebert, DVB, Switzerland; Yajun Kou, NERC-DTV, China; Kenichi Murayama, NHK STRL, Japan; and Lynn Claudy, FoBTV/NAB, United States.
The ATSC was well-represented throughout the three-day conference with ATSC Board Chairman Richard Friedel and ATSC President Mark Richer and fellow ATSC board members Glenn Reitmeier of NBC Universal, Craig Todd of Dolby Laboratories, Brian Markwalter of the Consumer Technology Association, Lynn Claudy of the National Association of Broadcasters, and Anne Schelle of Pearl TV. ATSC volunteer leaders evangelizing about ATSC 3.0 in Amsterdam included Technicolor’s Alan Stein and LG’s Madeleine Noland, as well as the aforementioned Chernock and Wu.
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