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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 […]

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 […]