Brazil adopts key ATSC tech for next-gen TV standard

The Brazilian digital-terrestrial TV standards body, the Fórum Sistema Brasileiro TV Digital Terrestre (SBTVD Forum), has adopted a number of US standards body the ATSC’s technologies for its next-generation DTT standard. The ATSC hailed the decision of the SBTVD Forum to recommend to the Brazilian government several technologies proposed by it for Brazil’s next-generation terrestrial […]

Television Jamaica joins ATSC

Television Jamaica (TVJ) is to launch NextGen TV as a full member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). The broadcaster will transition from analogue to the digital ATSC 3.0 transmission (NextGen TV) as part of a mandate from Jamaica’s government. The Jamaican government itself has applauded the announcement, with Fayval Williams, minister of education, […]

ATSC issues RFP to enhance ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard

The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has announced the release of a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for Broadcast Core Network technologies to enhance the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.  ATSC is in the process of specifying Standards for a Broadcast Core Network. The organisation said that the addition of core networking capabilities will be […]

ATSC and TDSI announce partnership for Next Gen broadcasting standards in India

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) has announced an agreement which will see the bodies collaborate on broadcasting standards for mobile. The partnership enables TSDSI to adopt ATSC standards, with the bodies describing this as a promotion of “global harmonisation of digital broadcasting standards.” TDSI said that the […]

ATSC gives Recommended Practice status to Immersion Corporation’s haptics proposal

Haptic tech developer and provider Immersion Corporation has had its proposal published by the Advanced Television System Committee (ATSC) as a Recommended Practice on Haptics for ATSC 3.0.  The proposed technology would enable the addition of haptics in ATSC 3.0 broadcast and broadband content streams on mobile devices capable of haptic feedback. From a content […]

V-Nova joins ATSC

Video compression specialist V-Nova has become a member of the US ATSC organisation, which develops digital TV specifications and is currently focused on the rollout of the advanced ATSC 3.0 standard. V-Nova, which developed the proprietary Perseus compression technology, has recently focused on the development of Perseus Plus, a variant that is designed to enhance […]

ATSC president Richer to retire

Mark Richer, the long-time president of the US TV standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is to retire later this year.  Richer, who has led the standards development organization since 2000, previously served as ATSC Executive Director in 1996-97 in between senior technology leadership roles at PBS and Thomcast Communications. The ATSC Board […]

ATSC completes 3.0 standards and launches at CES

The US Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has approved the final elements that complete the ATSC 3.0 suite of next-generation TV standards. The ATSC announced the release of ATSC 3.0 at CES in Las Vegas. According to the body, the new standards provide broadcasters with ew market opportunities through enhanced transmission and reception functionality and […]

FCC approves ATSC 3.0 but splits on partisan lines

The US Federal Communications Authority has approved the new ATSC 3.0 standard for use by broadcasters, enabling them to offer advanced interactive services to complement over-the-air signals, including targeted advertising. The FCC voted three to two to approve the standard, with Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting against and expressing concern that the measure […]

Motive launches mobile PVR for the US

Technology provider Motive Television has launched a Mobile Personal Video Recorder that it claims to be the world’s first ATSC format PVR for mobile devices.  The product provides the ability to time shift over-the-air programmes seen on tablets and mobile devices, and works with the TabletTV app and TPod in the United States.  Users can […]