Understand the complexity of Next Gen TV, discover the standards, transmission methods, and delivery mechanisms needed to make ATSC 3.0 operate effectively. Keep up to date with this fast-paced emerging technology.
Many people and cultures celebrate special New Year dates. Organizations designate fiscal years. Broadcasters traditionally mark their new technology year mid-April, at annual NAB Shows. Old habits die hard.
As TV broadcasters struggle to stay on air during the pandemic, the FCC has released the map to the future NextGen TV Broadcast Internet world.
This time last year, had anyone predicted or suggested what is now normal in live TV news, sports and entertainment, such as fake fans, laugh track-style crowd noise and regular live news reporting and interviews from reporter’s homes, they would have been laughed out of the industry. Who would have thunk?
During the DTV transition, we chief engineers in the Kansas City market joked about broadcasting the most popular cable channels on our new ATSC 1.0 digital subchannels and running the local MVPDs out of business. Station owners weren’t interested because ATSC 1.0 had no provisions for subscriber broadcasting. ATSC 3.0 does.
Tests in Washington D.C. ABC and FOX affiliate newsrooms will reveal the first data on new NextGen TV systems and workflows.
Thanks to the pioneering and the sometimes overly promotional work of One Media, the wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, the new broadcast standard emerging in the U.S., called ATSC 3.0, is promising broadcasters new capabilities well beyond delivering TV signals. Yet it’s also about to change the very definition of what it means to be a “broadcaster” in today’s highly competitive video marketplace.
Top TV engineering technologists update the current status of ATSC 3.0. The cloud is the unifier.