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TV’s Future On Tap At Upcoming ATSC Conferences

Chernock Named Chairman of ATSC 3.0 Team

Dr. Richard Chernock, the chief science officer of Triveni Digital, will succeed James Kutzner as head of the Technology Group 3 working on developing ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV standards.

NBCU’s Reitmeier Named ATSC Board Chairman

Glenn Reitmeier, NBCUniversal’s SVP of advanced technology, has been named chairman of the Advanced Television Systems Committee. He replaces John Godfrey, Samsung  VP of government and public affairs. Reitmeir, who served on the board from 2004 to 2009, was instrumental in leading NBCU’s technical efforts related to industry standards, government policy, advanced engineering and anti-piracy […]

JESSELL AT LARGE

Mobile DTV: Would You Believe Xmas 2012?

It’s looking like it will be at least another year before TV stations will be able to offer over-the-air programming to smartphones, tablets and netbooks. Much progress has been made, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. But broadcasters don’t have all the time in the world. They are in a competition with broadband. If broadcasters drag this out too long, the broadband carriers will come up with their own “broadcast” solution and broadcasters won’t get their chance.

ATSC 3.0 To Explore Next-Gen TV Standards

The new ATSC 3.0 Technology Group — TG3 — is designed to develop broadcast specifications for a range of new services including Internet-enhanced broadcasting and non-real-time and 3D broadcast standards, as well as ongoing support for the ATSC mobile DTV standard.

ATSC Starts Work On 3D Broadcast Standard

South Korea’s Dr. Youngkwon Lim will lead the effort to develop home and mobile specifications for over-the-air transmission.

ATSC ANNUAL MEETING

NAB’s Smith: Spectrum Crucial To Next-Gen

The NAB president says he welcomes the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s work on creating the next generation of TV technical standards, but emphasizes that for the new over-the-air TV innovations to work, stations must not be forced to give back spectrum.

NAB 2011

MDTV To Reach 61% Of U.S. In 12 Months

The prediction by the Open Mobile Video Coalition that mobile DTV will reach more than 71 million households — or 61% of all viewers in America — in the next 12 months comes as the group, along with ATSC and NAB, prepare to open the doors on the Mobile DTV Pavilion at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Pavilion will highlight new consumer products, applications and services along with technology demonstrations from major equipment providers. 

ATSC Elects John Godfrey Chairman