Posted on May 1, 2013 in ATSC News
The ATSC is attracting new members interested in where broadcast TV is headed, with a wide variety of major, active projects drawing both membership interest and positive media coverage.
During the 2013 NAB Show, we demonstrated the backwards-compatible suite of enhancements in the “ATSC 2.0 Living Room,” showcasing new capabilities available with ATSC 2.0. Demonstrations combined the best features of broadcast television with Internet delivery to create a seamless user experience. Broadcasters can push their local news content to the consumer’s device to provide the viewer with a personalized local news viewing experience. Simple HTML and interactive triggers allow viewers to receive additional content elements over the Internet that complement their favorite TV shows.
A new concept for a transmission system that would provide flexible spectrum use for robust mobile, portable and indoor reception, as well as for multiple HDTV and Ultra High-Definition (4K) TV services was demonstrated by Korean research institute ETRI at NAB 2013. Novel spectrum overlay and signal cancellation technologies combine robust and high data rate services.
In the Mobile TV Pavilion adjacent to the ATSC exhibit, the newly standardized Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) was shown as a powerful new tool for emergency alerting capability that is moving from the laboratory to the marketplace, building on the successful conclusion of a year-long nationwide development program. M-EAS is designed to leverage Mobile Digital TV broadcasting to deliver reliable, rich media alerts anywhere, anytime. M-EAS was recently standardized by the ATSC and is now moving to the commercialization stage within the ATSC M-EAS Implementation I-Team.
Dyle Mobile TV offered a variety of devices for demonstration and announced new stations and networks that are supporting the rollout of their commercial service.
And, for the first time, Mobile TV devices were available to retail purchase by NAB Show attendees. Apple iPad/iPhone Accessory receivers from both Elgato and ESCORT were demonstrated in the Grand Lobby of the Convention Center and also available for purchase throughout the show at the NAB Store.
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