MAY EVENTS: Road to ATSC 3.0

Our tentpole event this month is the 2018 ATSC Next Gen TV Conference, May 23-24 in Washington. Registration is now open.

Building on the theme of Next Gen TV activities from last month’s 2018 NAB Show, the “ATSC Next Gen TV Conference” begins with lunch on Wednesday, May 23, followed by reports on early ATSC 3.0 deployments in cities across the United States. 

Plans for the first day of the conference also include a special report on the successful launch of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting in South Korea, as well as ATSC Implementation Team updates about Advanced Emergency Alerting, Personalization & Interactivity, and Conformance.

Television’s future and the commercial implications of ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV technologies will be among the subjects covered during the business-focused program on May 24.  Sessions will cover ATSC 3.0 and the future of advertising and audience measurement, the role of multichannel video program distributors, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and more.

Keynote speakers will include Patrick Butler, President and CEO of America’s Public Television Stations; Dr. Jeffrey Cole, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Director of the Center for the Digital Future; and Sam Matheny, Chief Technical Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters.

The conference also will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance that brought together competing interests to create the world’s first all-digital TV broadcasting system and usher in the HDTV era. And, as always, a highlight of the annual conference will be the presentation of the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.

May meetings, events and dates of interest to ATSC members, industry colleagues and key stakeholders:

May 1

TG3/S34 Specialist Group on Applications and Presentation

May 2

TG3/S32 SFN/STL Small Group Specialist Group on Physical Layer

TG3/S34-4 Ad Hoc Group on Runtime Environment for ATSC 3.0 Applications

May 3

TG1-10 Ad Hoc Group on ATSC 3.0 Transition

May 5

Cinco de Mayo

Kentucky Derby

May 7

TG3/S33-1 Ad Hoc Group on Service Delivery and Synchronization

TG3/S36 Specialist Group on ATSC 3.0 Security

May 8

TG3/S33 Specialist Group on Management and Protocols

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May 9

TG3/S32 SFN/STL Small Group Specialist Group on Physical Layer

May 10

TG3/S33-3 Ad Hoc Group on Interactive Service and Companion-Screen

TG3/S34-1 Ad Hoc Group on Video for ATSC 3.0

May 13

Mother’s Day

May 14

TG3/S37 Specialist Group on Conversion and Redistribution of ATSC 3.0 Services

TG3/S34-5 Ad Hoc Group on Accessibility

May 15

TG3/S34 Specialist Group on Applications and Presentation

May 16

TG3/S32 SFN/STL Small Group Specialist Group on Physical Layer

TG3/S34-4 Ad Hoc Group on Runtime Environment for ATSC 3.0 Applications

Ramadan begins

May 17

TG1-10 Ad Hoc Group on ATSC 3.0 Transition

May 21

TG3/S36 Specialist Group on ATSC 3.0 Security

May 22

TG3 Technology Group Meeting, Washington

May 23

ATSC Next Gen TV Conference, Washington

May 24

ATSC Next Gen TV Conference, Washington

May 25

ATSC Board of Directors Meeting, Washington

May 28

Memorial Day

May 29

TG3/S33 Specialist Group on Management and Protocols

TG3/S34 Specialist Group on Applications and Presentation Cancelled

May 30

TG3/S32 SFN/STL Small Group Specialist Group on Physical Layer

TG3/S32 Specialist Group on Physical Layer

TG3/S34-4 Ad Hoc Group on Runtime Environment for ATSC 3.0 Applications

May 31

TG1-10 Ad Hoc Group on ATSC 3.0 Transition