Paul Hearty Named Chair Of ATSC Standards Technology Group

The board of directors of ATSC, the broadcast standards association, has named Dr. Paul Hearty of Samsung Electronics as chair of the ATSC technology group that oversees the ATSC 3.0 […]

ATSC Expanding Video Compression Options For 3.0

ATSC, the broadcast standards association, is working to add the international video compression method Versatile Video Coding (VVC) as an option in addition to the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) […]


For Broadcasters And Their Vendors, AI And IP Delivery Are Top Of Mind At CES

Organizers expect a larger turnout of attendees and exhibitors to CES in Las Vegas next week, where generative AI, IP delivery and new developments in NextGen TV are likely to draw broadcasters’ focus.

ATSC Joins Other Industry Partners To Fund DASH-IF Conformance Tool

The JCCP (Joint Content Conformance Partners) was funded by ATSC along with DASH-IF, the DVB Project, the Consumer Technology Association WAVE (Web Application Video Ecosystem) Project and the HbbTV Association. […]

ATSC Members Elect Three Board Members

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected three media and technology executives to serve on the ATSC board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January […]


Recent ATSC 3.0 Developments Underscore Both Progress And Growing Pains

ATSC President Madeleine Noland: Many companies have already linked arms to develop the ATSC 3.0 standard; establish content security; launch next-generation broadcasting reaching most of the U.S. and South Korea plus major cities in Jamaica; bring to retail millions of receivers; and now introduce affordable devices for those who choose to upgrade.


Data Dominates NextGen TV Conference

As ATSC marked its 40th anniversary at last week’s conference, conversations resoundingly turned to alternative uses for the NextGen TV spectrum including datacasting and PNT applications.

ATSC Honors Saankhya Labs And Glenn Reitmeier

At the annual NextGen Broadcast Conference this week, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) honored Saankhya Labs with the organization’s Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal and Glenn Reitmeier with the […]


Fuller Halls, Strategic Partnerships Mark Resurgent NAB Show In Las Vegas

Noticeably heavier crowds filled a conference swinging back from the pandemic, while strategic partnerships between vendors signaled a new tack for the industry.

ATSC Marks Milestones For Deployment Of Next-Generation Broadcasting

Sixty-six markets are now live with ATSC 3.0 service as consumer technology companies plan new products for over-the-air reception.

TVN’S TV2025

NextGen Rollout Challenged By Spectrum Constraints

The early consumer experience of NextGen TV has been hampered by government regulations that make it hard for viewers to differentiate the new services from the legacy ATSC 1.0 programming already delivered over-the-air, according to broadcasters. Capacity is tight for both the 3.0 and 1.0 broadcasts, and broadcasters are aggressively using video compression to make it all work. L-r: E.W. Scripps’ Kerry Oslund, Pearl TV’s Anne Schelle, Fincons Group’s Francesco Moretti and ATSC’s Madeleine Noland (Alyssa Wesley photo).

NextGen, Streaming And The Future Of Local Media At TV2025

Leaders from E.W. Scripps, ATSC, the Pearl Group and Fincons Group will look at how station groups will balance content, marketing, tech and revenue needs for both their NextGen TV and OTT platforms in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference at the NAB New York Show on Oct. 19. Register here.

ATSC Sets Dates And Location For ATSC 3.0 Bootcamp And Seminar In Jamaica

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) announced the dates for an upcoming ATSC 3.0 Jamaica Bootcamp and Seminar. The event will take place July 11-14 at the Ocean Coral Springs […]

ATSC 3.0 Chases ‘Cloud-First’ Cars

At last week’s ATSC conference in Detroit, Hyundai had news about an ATSC 3.0-equipped vehicle on the horizon and a bevy of new test results were shared. Above (l-r): Robert Foster of Auton, Kerry Oslund of E.W. Scripps, Coast-to-Coast test consulting engineer Merrill Weiss, Luke Fay of Sony

ATSC Awards Highest Technical Honor To Samsung’s Lim, Bestows Richer Industry Leadership Medal To Sony Electronics

Samsung’s Dr. Youngkwon Lim receives the group’s highest honor, the 2022 Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, while the Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal goes to Sony Electronics for leadership in deployment of ATSC 3.0 technology.


Vendors Eager For ‘Reimagined’ NAB Show

With attendance predicted at around 60,000 with nearly 1,000 vendors, the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week will likely be down from its pre-pandemic numbers. However, vendors say that a more focused, less congested show might not be a bad thing.

Key ATSC 3.0 Tech Selected By Brazil For Its Next-Gen TV Standard

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) announced that the Fórum Sistema Brasileiro TV Digital Terrestre (SBTVD Forum) has recommended to the Brazilian government the selection of several technologies proposed by […]

ATSC To Offer NextGen TV Progress Report At CES

After a whirlwind end to 2021, with a number of significant market launches announced in December alone, the Advanced Television Systems Committee will review progress of the NextGen TV deployments as well as a look ahead. With the recent addition of NextGen TV service in Los Angeles and Washington, ATSC 3.0 broadcasting now reaches nearly half of all American viewers, the ATSC announced this week.

ATSC Board Members Elected By Membership

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) elected three experienced media executives to serve on the ATSC board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2022. Jim […]

ATSC Opens RFP For 3.0 Broadcast Core Network Technologies

Interested organizations may submit an intent-to-respond by Dec. 31.


ATSC Touts Gains On 3.0 Receivers, Datacasting

In a hybrid in-person/virtual, two-day conference last week, ATSC celebrated 43 markets with NextGen TV on the air and dozens more soon to follow as well as successes in datacasting and auto data delivery trials. Among the panels was one on successful trials of 3.0 data delivery to automobiles in Phoenix and Santa Barbara, Calif., conducted by Sony in conjunction with Pearl TV and the News-Press Gazette group.

Core Networks, Tower Connectivity, Broadcaster Education Vital For ATSC 3.0 Strength

Advanced television’s growing pains — along with its growth trajectory — were evident during last week’s ATSC “Full Steam Ahead” annual member meeting and conference. Discussions veered from NextGen TV’s ability to make traditional broadcasting better to entry paths for entirely new data delivery ventures.

ATSC Honors Alan Stein, Gordon Smith

InterDigital’s Stein receives the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, while NAB’s Smith is presented the Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal.

Enensys To Showcase 3.0 Solution At 2021 NextGen Broadcast Conference

Enensys Technologies, a provider of media delivery solutions, is participating in the 2021 NextGen Broadcast Conference to be held at Ronald Reagan International Commerce Center in Washington, D.C., on Aug. […]

ATSC & TSDSI Adopt Standards To Broadcast To Mobile Devices in India

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), have signed an agreement to enable adoption of ATSC standards for making broadcast services available on mobile […]


TVN Tech One-On-One | Assessing A Pivotal Year For NextGen TV

ATSC President Madeleine Noland weighs in on the technology’s COVID-hampered rollout, the importance of peripheral receiver devices for viewers’ embrace and prospective nontraditional uses cases for the spectrum as a broadcast revenue driver.

ATSC Board Members Elected

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee today elected three industry executives to serve on the ATSC board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2021. Elected to […]

Where And When Will NextGen TV Be Available?

ATSC 3.0 deployment is well underway in the U.S., as the ATSC has shared that there will be more than 60 “first markets” — including the top 40 markets — that will bring the NextGen TV standard to its viewers in 2020. With these markets, ATSC says 3.0 will reach 70% of all viewers in the U.S. To date, six markets are “on the air” with 3.0 and four are readying broadcasts, having FCC permission but are not yet on air.

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 […]

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.


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.


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 […]

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.


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.