Posted on April 2, 2015 in ATSC News
Since the March edition of The Standard, two major standards suites have moved very close to completion, ATSC 2.0 and A/104 3D.
“We’re really excited to be so close to the completion of two important document suites, ATSC 2.0 and the 3D standard. TG1 has been working hard on these two standards for quite some time and we’ll benefit from having them completed,” said Jerry Whitaker, VP of Standards Development for ATSC.
TG1 is currently in the process of wrapping up all the documents known as ATSC 2.0. As referenced in last month’s update, the suite of interactive TV standards has worked through the respective specialist groups and has now moved into the final stages. Major elements of ATSC 2.0 that are moving forward include:
A/104 – 3DTV Terrestrial Broadcasting
3DTV Terrestrial Broadcasting is also nearing completion with two major elements making substantial progress in recent weeks. Progress includes:
Two additional standards are at ballot within TG1 for revision.
First is A/72 Part 1 (Video System Characteristics of AVC in the ATSC Digital Television System), which is set to close on April 20.
Second is A/78A (Recommended Practice: Transport Stream Verification), which is being updated per the recommended five-year review period. The A/78A ballot also closes on April 20.
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