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I was honored to address the Society of Broadcast Engineers annual awards dinner last month to discuss the “The Road Ahead” on our journey to Next Gen TV. Now, just a few weeks later, the cup overflows with ATSC 3.0 news.
It’s not just large broadcasters who are working to launch ATSC 3.0 signals. Family-owned News-Press & Gazette Company is investing to bring ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV to the nation’s 124th market in Santa Barbara, California.
Partners involved in the Phoenix Model Market just released results of Magid consumer research – jointly conducted with the Consumer Technology Association – that spoke to consumers and found “solid overall interest in and high likelihood to use” ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV.Read More
Next Gen TV powered by ATSC 3.0 will be broadly launched by individual broadcasters beginning in 2020, concurrent with the anticipated introduction of consumer TV products equipped to receive ATSC 3.0. Announcing their collaborative effort and support for the widespread introduction of ATSC 3.0 at the NAB New York show were top executives from Fox Television Stations, NBC Owned Stations Group, Nexstar Media Group, Pearl TV, Spectrum Co., TEGNA Inc., Telemundo Owned Stations Group and Univision.Read More
Nation’s First Small-Market ATSC 3.0 Station is On the Air Next Gen TV powered by ATSC 3.0 is now on the air in Santa Barbara, Calif. Family-owned News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is investing to bring ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV to the nation’s 124th market. “NPG is proud to hoist the flag for Next Gen […]Read More
In the Chat Room this month, THE STANDARD sat down with Chris Homer. He chairs the S34 Specialist Group on Applications and Presentation, which among other things deals with ATSC 3.0 standards related to accessibility for people with disabilities. The former member of the ATSC board of directors is the former Vice President of Operations and Engineering at PBS.Read More
New national research shows that American consumers have exceptionally strong interest in the Next Gen TV powered by ATSC 3.0. In an update to a breakthrough 2017 national research study, the fall 2018 survey of more than 1,500 U.S. consumers ages 18-74, Magid Research found “solid overall interest in and high likelihood to use” the ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV concept bringing together broadcast TV with broadband content.Read More
Charles Lo is Principal Engineer in Qualcomm’s industry standards organization. He chairs S33-1, the ATSC specialist group that’s responsible for designing the signaling, delivery and error-correction aspects of ATSC 3.0. For example, S33-1 is where the decision to adopt an all-IP delivery system was first discussed and agreed upon. He’s also involved with the S33, S34, S36, S38 and TG3-6 groups.Read More
As we prepare to gather with families and friends for Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks to the hundreds of members of the extended ATSC family who contribute their time and talents to our work. This month, there are dozens of opportunities for colleagues to Talk Turkey at ATSC technology group, specialist group, ad hoc group, implementation team, planning team and board meetings. November meetings, events and dates of interest to ATSC members, industry colleagues and key stakeholders.Read More
About 8.1 million Americans will buy TV antennas this year, according to a mid-year analysis by the Consumer Technology Association, reflecting the growing audience for over-the-air broadcast signals as more homes cut—or at least trim back—their cable subscriptions. This year’s estimates will mark a peak in antenna sales, which have been hovering just under the 8 million level for several years and which are expected to decline only slightly in the near future, according to CTA’s latest analysis.Read More
Long-time ATSC sponsor LG Electronics is a global leader in technology and manufacturing for consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances, vehicle components and renewable energy solutions. Zenith (LG’s U.S. R&D subsidiary since 1999), was a founding ATSC member 35 years ago and developed the transmission system at the heart of the A/53 Digital Television Standard (now known as ATSC 1.0), approved by the FCC on Christmas Eve 1996.Read More
“A big challenge was whether the big owners of valuable spectrum could work together, commit resources and stick to the game plan. Done, done and done.”
-Jack Abernethy, FOX Television Stations CEO, joining other broadcasters announcing widespread ATSC 3.0 deployments beginning in 2020.Read More