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ATSC receives new broadcast standards submissions

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has received proposals for the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard. 

The international, non-profit organisation, focused on developing voluntary standards for digital television, said that it received 10 initial proposals from 19 organisations and that the new standard is expected to “redefine TV broadcasting for decades to come.”

The initial proposals came from companies including LG Electronics, Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung and Sony, Qualcomm and Ericsson, after ATSC put out a call in March. Detailed proposals are due by September 27.

“A primary goal of the ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer is to provide TV service to both fixed and mobile devices. Key considerations include efficiency and robust service, increased data rates to support new services such as Ultra High-Definition services, and enabling a smooth transition from existing systems for both broadcasters and consumers,” said ATSC.

ATSC president Mark Richer added: “Internet technology now permeates the consumer experience and mobility has become a requirement.  With the next generation of television standards, we want to take advantage of advances in compression, transmission and other technologies that will keep millions of people informed and entertained through broadcasting’s inherently efficient one-to-many architecture.”