From time to time, ATSC solicits technologies and complete system solutions to incorporate into ATSC Standards. The goal of a Request for Proposals (RFP) is to develop specifications for standardization based on information gathered from submitted proposals. Upon completion of an RFP process, respondents are invited to participate in ATSC Standards development activities to ensure the proposal is fully understood, which may require ATSC membership.
Broadcast Core Network RFP
ATSC is in the process of specifying Standards for a Broadcast Core Network. ATSC envisions that the addition of core networking capabilities can be an integral part of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast system architecture. The aim is to facilitate efficient interconnect between broadcast towers to form one or more service networks, enabling new business opportunities that require efficient regional or national data delivery options. Sourcing content from multiple data networks, a Broadcast Core Network holds potential to broaden the range of addressable use cases beyond those defined for linear television program delivery and extend the utility of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast facilities to untapped market areas, e.g., Broadcast (Virtual) Network Operator (BNO, BVNO), Regional or National Datacasting, enhanced Interactivity, and Data/Content Offload.
Download “Broadcast Core Network RFP,” released 10 November 2021.
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