Posted on July 18, 2016 in ATSC News
The beat goes on for the suite of next-gen TV standards collectively known as ATSC 3.0.
The TG3 Technology group is in the process of voting on a re-ballot of the A/322 Physical Layer Proposed Standard. (The ballot closes on July 28.) And, at its July 14 meeting, TG3 authorized issuance of three more ballots to elevate Candidate Standards to Proposed Standards:
A/330, Link Layer Protocol
A/334, Audio Watermark Emission
A/335, Video Watermark Emission
TG3 also extended the Candidate Standard period (which was to expire on July 30) until Sept. 30 – a few days following the next in-person TG3 meeting – for a number of Candidate Standards: A/331 (Signaling, Delivery, Synchronization, and Error Protection), A/332 (Service Announcement), A/333 (Service Usage Reporting), A/336 (Content Recovery in Redistribution Scenarios), A/338 (Companion Device), A/341 (Video) and A/343 (Captions and Subtitles).
Each of these Candidate Standards is moving apace within the TG3 process toward the Proposed Standard status.
For those who may not be all that familiar with the ATSC standards process, here’s a high-level synopsis of how it works. After TG3 elevates a Candidate Standard to Proposed Standard (and after resolution of comments, if any), the document then goes to the full ATSC membership for final approval as an ATSC Standard, after which it is published on the ATSC web site.
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