A/65:2013: Program And System Information Protocol For Terrestrial Broadcast And Cable

7 August 2013

This document (A/65 2013) defines a standard for System Information (SI) and Program Guide (PG) data compatible with digital multiplex bit streams constructed in accordance with ISO/IEC 13818-1 (MPEG-2 Systems). The document defines the standard protocol for transmission of the relevant data tables contained within packets carried in the transport stream multiplex. The protocol defined herein is referred to as Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP).

Note that a previous version of A/65 is referenced by the U.S. FCC. That document number is A/65C (2006) with Amendment No. 1. It can be downloaded here.

A Recommended Practice for PSIP is also available.



A/69: Program and System Information Protocol Implementation Guidelines for Broadcasters

25 December 2009
This document provides a set of guidelines for the use and implementation of the ATSC Program and System Information Protocol. The information contained herein applies to broadcasters, network operators, infrastructure manufacturers, and receiver manufacturers.

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Virtual Channels From The Range 70-99 as Described in ATSC A/65, Annex B, Section1, Item 9

This is a directory of major virtual channels from the range 70-99 as described in ATSC A65, Annex B, Section 1, Item 9. This directory information is provided as an informational service to the industry and is not a registration authority for these numbers. Managing the use and conflicts of these major virtual channel numbers in accordance with ATSC A65 and FCC regulations is the responsibility of the individual broadcasters and not the ATSC. Broadcasters that wish to include their channels in this directory may contact the ATSC, providing all the information in the table below. Submissions should be made to Jerry Whitaker at ATSC.

Major Channel Region(s) On Air Date Contact Information
75 USA: Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington TBD Tribune Broadcasting
435 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
99 USA Oct 2003 U.S. Digital Television, Inc. 12552 South 125 West Draper, UT 84020 Phone: 801-748-2464 Fax: 801-748-0671


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