Parent Category: 28-08-2013
The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has received ten initial proposals from 19 organisations for the Physical Layer of the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard. ATSC 3.0 is geared to support higher capacity to deliver Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) services, better reception on mobile devices and improved efficiency.
"As technology continues to advance, the ATSC and its members are always looking to the horizon," said ATSC president Mark Richer. "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."
Detailed proposals are due on 27 September. Initial proposals for the ATSC 3.0 physical layer have been submitted by: Coherent Logix and Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG); Communications Research Centre (CRC) and Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI); Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB); LG Electronics, Zenith and Harris Broadcast; Allen Limberg; National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television (NERC), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai Advance Research Institute (SARI) and Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; Power Broadcasting; Qualcomm and Ericsson; Samsung and Sony; and Technicolor.