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This document provides both general information and recommendations for the early implementation of the AC-4 audio system used with the ATSC 3.0 Digital Television System. It describes: An AC-4 feature overview. Recommendations for how encoding should be performed when transitioning from AC-3 to AC-4. Requirements for content production and formatting that enable new features for viewers. […]

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This Information-only document, developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Advanced Emergency Alert Implementation Team, describes methods and examples for implementing the ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Information (AEA) system features. The ATSC 3.0 AEA Implementation Guide is not part of the ATSC 3.0 suite of standards and recommended practices. It is provided to assist […]

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In August 2018, the ATSC Board of Directors created Planning Team 4 (PT-4) to consider the prospects and potential impact of Future Video Technologies. After several months of valuable discussions, the Board elected to expand the scope of PT-4 to encompass future technologies including video and beyond. (See https://www.atsc.org/subcommittees/planning-team-4-futurevideo-technologies/. ) This report summarizes the discussions […]

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Those intimately involved in the ATSC standards process are familiar with the multitude of acronyms and terms that television engineers deal with every day. For those of us without engineering degrees (and even as a refresher for you technologists out there) here’s “ATSC from A to Z” – more than 400 acronyms and 240 terms […]

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