Where Would We Be Without ATSC?

In the more than 25 years since ATSC 1.0 was introduced, Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards have completely transformed the U.S. broadcast industry, defining exactly how television signals are broadcast and interpreted. Without ATSC 1.0, the over-the-air broadcast industry would not have been viable, but this year marks the long-awaited introduction of the latest standard: ATSC 3.0.

Updating ATSC Standard Could End Manual Channel Rescans

ATSC: Auto Apps Underscore Flexibility of NextGen TV

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has been exploring automotive use cases for the ATSC 3.0 standard, applications that include robust broadcast updates for telematics and navigation, sensors for autonomous vehicles, and in-car infotainment systems, according to a new ATSC planning team report. “Next-generation broadcasting powered by ATSC 3.0 paves the way for a broad range of automotive […]

ATSC Names Lechner, Richer Award Recipients

During the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s virtual annual meeting, it was announced that Jae-Young Lee, senior research scientist at South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, is the 2020 recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Award honoring technical and leadership contributions to the organization. ATSC also announced the recipient of its new ATSC Richer Medal, named for past ATSC President Mark Richer — the Phoenix Model Market partnership.

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Noland Talks About Latest 3.0 Developments

Madeleine Noland discusses the impact of COVID-19 on deployment, NextGen TV presentations at NAB Show Express, new 3.0 planning teams and 5G.

ATSC To Provide 3.0 Progress Report In May

The Advanced Television Systems Committee says it will issue a spring 2020 progress report on May 11, just ahead of the NAB Show Express virtual event, May 13-14.

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Delays, Not Derails, NextGen TV Plans

Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. will light up their NextGen TV markets in June from their initially-slated late April launch, but the broadcasters and coalition driving the new industry standard forward say major launches will still move ahead this year. The launches will coincide with the arrival in retail stores of the first 3.0-capable sets. Above, six LG sets will bear the NextGen TV logo, including the 55-, 65- and 77-inch class GX Gallery Series 4K Ultra HD models.

TVN Tech | NexGen TV Turns Heads (And Sets) At CES

The annual consumer electronics bazaar offered an important stage for fledgling NextGen TV this week, while also allowing varied glimpses at 5G, anticipatory technology and acres of beautiful new screens including the Samsung Sero that shifts from a horizontal to vertical perspective.

ATSC Elects New Board Members

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee elected four industry executives to serve on the ATSC board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2020, while two directors were appointed to the ATSC board by their respective professional associations. Current directors who were reelected are Dr. Jong Kim, LG Electronics, and Pete Sockett, […]

ATSC Taps Madeleine Noland As President

The senior technology and standards adviser for LG Electronics currently chairs the ATSC technology group that oversees the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard. She will take over from Mark Richer, who is retiring from ATSC in May.

TVN’S WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

Noland And Auerbach: TVN’s Bright Futurists

The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s inaugural Women in Technology Futurist Awards — the TVB’s Abby Auerbach and LG and ATSC’s Madeleine Noland — epitomize the quality of taking a long-range view of where the television industry should be moving and figuring out how to get it there.

ATSC President Mark Richer Retiring

The group’s work developing Next Gen TV powered by ATSC 3.0 caps the broadcasting veteran’s 40-year career. Fox’s Richard Friedel will lead the search committee to identify Richer’s successor.

ATSC BOARD Elects New Members

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee elected four industry executives to serve on the its board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2019. Anne Schelle, Pearl TV, was re-elected to the board. Newly-elected directors are Jim DeChant, News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting; Ira Goldstone, Fox; and Dave Siegler, Cox Media Group. Board members whose terms expire […]

Rich Chernock’s Parting Thoughts On 3.0

The former chair of ATSC’s TG3 discusses the creation of ATSC 3.0 and what it promises. “The new functionality and the new kinds of businesses enabled by ATSC 3 are really necessary. Without doing that, broadcasting is probably going to disappear and be overtaken by all of the other options people have for getting information and entertainment. So, if broadcast doesn’t get nimble and take advantage of the things ATSC 3 offers, there’s a problem.”

‘Road To ATSC 3.0’ Makes Stop In Columbus

ATSC’s Richer to Receive APTS Award

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) will hold its 2018 Public Media Summit February 26-28 in Washington. The theme of the 2018 Summit will be The Power of Public Media. The 2018 Summit will feature presentations and discussions on the most important issues facing public service media. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., the 2018 EDGE Award […]

ATSC OKs Monroe Advanced Emergency Info Spec

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has approved the Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) specification as part of the A/331 standard, which is based primarily on designs submitted by Monroe Electronics and supported by broadcasters and equipment manufacturers across the industry. With the approval of the A/311 Signaling, Delivery, Synchronization, and Error Protection standard on Dec. […]

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ATSC Honors Skip Pizzi With Lechner Award

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Registration Opens For ATSC Conference

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ATSC Board Names Fox’s Richard Friedel Chairman

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ATSC Names 2017 Additions To Board

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ATSC Issues RFI on Next-Gen TV Standard Testing

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ATSC Ratifies Three More 3.0 Components

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ATSC Knocks It Out Of The Park With 3.0 Video

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ATSC Honors LG’s Madeleine Noland

The Advanced Television Systems Committee today presented Madeleine Noland, LG Electronics senior director of standards and technology, with its Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award during the 2016 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference in Washington.

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Details Emerge On Annual ATSC TV Conference

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Tweeting Next Week From ATSC D.C. Events

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ATSC Sets Details Of 3.0 Boot Camp, Conference

ATSC To Bring Media Trade Chiefs Together

Association chiefs from broadcasting, cable and consumer electronics will be featured in a “Tune In to the Future” panel on May 14 at the 2015 ATSC Broadcast TV Conference in Washington.

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ATSC Charters ‘I-Team’ For Advanced Alerts

TVN FOCUS ON BUSINESS

Billions Of $ At Stake In ATSC Next-Gen Effort

Companies are proposing a next-generation broadcast TV tech standard to reach a number of goals. But one result that’s not been in the spotlight is the mega-bucks that will flow to them in the form of royalties from whatever patented technology they can squeeze into the new standard.

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ATSC Board Election Correction

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ATSC Chooses Glenn Reitmeier For Second Term

TECH Q&A WITH KEVIN GAGE

ONE Media Has One Goal: Next-Gen TV

Kevin Gage, late of NAB and now CTO of ONE Media, a joint venture of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Coherent Logix, is leading a technical drive to develop a new TV standard that will give stations the ability to broadcast TV signals to smartphones while simultaneously serving all those TV receivers linked to roof-top antennas. “That’s the nut that we’re trying to crack,” he says, adding “and we believe that we have cracked it.”

NAB’s Smith To ATSC: Next-Gen TV Is Vital

NAB chief Gordon Smith tells engineers at the ATSC’s annual conference that a new broadcast TV standard is needed so the industry can “move quickly to increase the number of distribution channels and platforms for our valuable local content, and we must respond to the needs of an ever-more mobile audience.” He also blasts the FCC for being “myopically focused on broadband and delivering our spectrum to wireless companies.”

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Just How Many U.S. Television Stations Are There?

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TV’s Future On Tap At ATSC Conference

The Advanced Television Systems Committee’s Today, Tomorrow & Beyond broadcast TV conference in Washington next Thursday will examine emerging video standards designed to add flexibility to television, Internet compatibility, 4K Ultra HD program content and more robust signal transmission to the current broadcast standard.

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TV’s Future On Tap At Upcoming ATSC Conferences

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Needed: Broadcast Standard For All Platforms

Asserting that it is “not just important, it is vital,” Univision Chairman Haim Saban urged the development of a new broadcast transmission standard “to allow us to deliver our signal to all platforms, all the time,” on Monday at the NAB Show. “If we don’t, we will be left back in the 20th century. It is not an option,” he added. During his remarks he drew laughs when he referred to the FCC as the “Friendly Cable Commission.”

LIN Media’s Jenkins Named To ATSC Board