Industry Media Track ATSC Progress

ATSC developments are in the news! A number of influential industry publications look to ATSC as the authority on the future of television…

–Andrew Dodson from reports on the new Mobile-EAS Implementation Guide:

ATSC Publishes Mobile EAS Implementation Guide

“Stations that plan on deploying a mobile emergency alert service have a new handbook to help them along the way…”


–Consumer electronics industry publication TWICE reports from November’s UltraHD conference in New York.  Editor Joseph Palenchar covered the 4K panel that featured ATSC President Mark Richer:

Panelists: Work Underway to Proved Native 4K Content to UHD TVs

“Multi-industry efforts are in full swing to bring Ultra High-Definition video content into the home via physical discs, streaming and download services, cable and satellite TV, and over-the-air broadcasts, panelists said today at the TWICE/CEA Ultra HD conference….”


–John Eggerton from Broadcasting & Cable reported on the appointment of Michael Dolan as TG-1 Chairman and updates from the FCC on the implementation of the CALM Act:

ATSC Names New Chair of TG1 Tech & Standards Group

Will help guide improvements to broadcast standard, including audience measurement and conditional access

“Michael Dolan, founder and president of the Television Broadcast Technology consulting group, has been named chair of the Advanced Television Systems committee technology and standards group 1 (TG1)…”


 FCC Keeps CALM With New Algorithm

Seeks comment on timing for implementing mandatory change that could further quiet commercials

“It has only been a year since the FCC began implementing the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, which requires broadcasters and MVPDs to monitor and control the volume of commercials to make sure they are not louder than the surrounding programming, but the FCC is already proposing to change the standard…”