US choses ATSC Mobile TV standard

By Robert Briel
October 16, 2009 12.35 UK

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) announced that it has approved the Mobile TV Standard.

In a statement, the ATSC said the mobile DTV standard, formally known as A/153 and also referred to as ATSC-Mobile/Handheld (ATSC-M/H), received “overwhelming support” in balloting by its full membership tallied at midnight on October 15. The formal approval of the standard, which has been circulating in preliminary form since last November, should pave the way for mobile DTV receivers to hit retail shelves next year.