TECH THE HALLS: December Datebook

‘Twas the night before Christmas and throughout ATSC, not a creature was stirring, dreaming of Next Gen TV; the 4K TV was hung by the chimney by care in hopes that ATSC 3 would soon be there… December meetings, events and dates of interest to ATSC members, industry colleagues and key stakeholders:

Dec. 3

Planning Team 4 – Future Video Technologies

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

Dec. 4

Advanced Emergency Alert Implementation Team

Announcement of ATSC Board of Directors election

Dec. 5

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

TG3/S31 Specialist Group on System Requirements

TG3/S38 Specialist Group on Interactivity

Personalization and Interactivity Implementation Team

Walt Disney born in 1901

Dec. 6

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

Dec. 10

TG3 Leadership Call

TG3/S37 Specialist Group on Conversion and Redistribution

TG3/S31 Small Group on Versioning

TG3/S31 Specialist Group on System Requirements

Dec. 11

TG3/S36 Specialist Group on Security

Year-end Board of Directors Meeting, New York City

Dec. 12

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

Conformance Implementation Team

Frank Sinatra born in 1915

Dec. 13

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

Dec. 15

The U.S. Bill of Rights was adopted in 1791

Dec. 17

TG3/S31 Small Group on Versioning

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

Dec. 18

TG3/S33 Specialist Group on Management and Protocols

Advanced Emergency Alert Implementation Team

ATSC 3.0 SBE Certification

Dec. 19

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

TG3/S38 Specialist Group on Interactivity

Personalization and Interactivity Implementation Team

Dec. 20

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

Dec. 21

Winter Solstice, the day with the shortest period of daylight, in the Northern Hemisphere

Dec. 23

Bell Laboratories invents the transistor in 1947

Dec. 24

TG3 Leadership Call
TG3/S31 Small Group on Versioning

FCC adopts ATSC 1.0 digital television broadcast standard in 1996

Howard Hughes born in 1905

Dec. 25

Christmas Day

Washington crosses the Delaware in 1776

Jesus Christ born in 0000

Dec. 26

TG3/S32 Specialist Group on Physical Layer – Cancelled

Conformance Implementation Team

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve

Thomas Edison first demonstrates the light bulb in 1879