ATSC 3.0 Recommended Practices


This document summarizes processes used to test the RF performance of ATSC 3.0 in a laboratory environment. The intention of this document is to describe test processes and test results for manufacturers attempting to verify RF performance of their receiver’s physical layer designs. This document should be used by manufacturers to ensure their lab testing […]

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A/326:2017, “ATSC 3.0 Field Test Plan”

Approved 22 February 2017

This document presents the objectives of, and general methodology for, conducting field tests of the ATSC 3.0 over-the-air (OTA) terrestrial digital television (DTV) system. The physical layer of this DTV standard provides a comprehensive and flexible tool-box of configuration options and features for digital broadcast transmission, and allows broadcasters to pursue many different modulation and […]

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A/327, “Guidelines for the Physical Layer Protocol”

This document provides recommended practices for the ATSC 3.0 physical layer protocol standards specified by A/321 and A/322. The intent of this document is to make recommendations for physical layer operating modes so that readers can make informed decisions about physical layer configurations. Also, this document provides some implementation guidelines to aid with flexible configurations […]

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This document provides recommended practices for methods to be employed in the erasure and modification of VP1 audio watermarks.

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This document provides recommended practices for the ATSC Link-layer Protocol (ALP) standard specified by A/330.

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A351:2019, “Techniques for Signaling, Delivery and Synchronization”

This document provides recommended practices for the ATSC 3.0 Signaling, Delivery, Synchronization, and Error Protection standard as specified in A/331. The document contains recommendations for broadcasters on the usage of the ROUTE and MMTP protocols and their associated technical capabilities in support of different Service delivery scenarios. In addition, transmission-related guidelines are provided on a […]

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This Recommended Practice describes recommended operational modes and parameters for implementation of the security features (excluding DRM) described in ATSC A/360:2019.

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This Recommended Practice provides best industry practices for implementers of ATSC Standard A/360, “ATSC 3.0 Security and Service Protection,” and the security and content protection provisions of A/344, “ATSC 3.0 Interactive Content″.

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This document provides recommended practices for the conversion of ATSC 3.0 services for redistribution into ATSC 1.0 and other legacy services. Hardware or software products can be built to implement conversions of ATSC 3.0 services and signals to formats suitable for various redistribution systems or over-the-air broadcast translators. Such conversions might require certain methods for […]

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