The array of options for over-the-air 3.0 is dizzying. But with roughly 75% of TV households still subscribing to cable, satellite or telco services — and retransmission fees from providing their signals to such pay-TV operators making up a growing portion of broadcasters’ revenue — it’s clear that 3.0 needs to work with cable in order to be a long-term success.
The partnership Of Verance, Capitol Broadcasting, Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital says its test validates the ability of Advanced Emergency Information tech to seamlessly deliver enhanced messages to 100% of smart televisions.
At the Phoenix Model Market next-gen TV pilot project, Comscore, Kantar Media, Nielsen, Verance and Yotta Media Labs are studying how ATSC 3.0 can provide broadcasters with more granular and more actionable information since it offers many measurement options.
Spectrum Co. and Pearl TV are expected to jointly announce ATSC 3.0 launches involving some 150 stations in 30 markets during next week’s gathering in Las Vegas. Their goal is to build a national footprint that will let broadcasters better compete with wireless companies and OTT providers while spurring the development of 3.0-ready TV sets and other consumer devices.
The test, which included the Verance Aspect watermark and Dolby AC-4, successfully demonstrated that the dialogue enhancement feature of Dolby AC-4 can be delivered as a standalone audio stream over the internet and paired with video delivered through a live linear broadcast.
The move is designed to accelerate and expand the development of Next Gen TV experiences in the U.S. and Europe. Initial projects include the identification and development of leading consumer offerings, business modeling, proof of concept and market trial management, retailer education and service lifecycle management and operations.
Verance Aspect and Dolby partner to enhance next-gen TV by delivering personalized audio capabilities across all distribution paths.
They were conducted using the current ATSC 1.0 standard in conjunction with Fox and NBC in Phoenix, with LG integrating the Verance watermark with its webOS Smart TV operating platform.
This component of ATSC 3.0 will be featured in joint demonstrations of MediaTek’s digital TV platforms Integrated with Verance Aspect at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.