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.
The FCC’s recent Report and Order supporting Distributed Television Systems (DTS) is yet another reason for broadcasters to be excited about ATSC 3.0’s new revenue potential.
Will NextGen TV change the world or will the world change NextGen TV’s destiny?
In modern consumer electronics history, every new year begins with an early January Consumer Electronics Show, followed by the April NAB Show, both in Las Vegas. Significant new home and broadcast video and audio technologies are often rolled out at both shows, targeted for near-opposite markets wanting to enjoy or produce lots of TV. With no physical exhibits since CES 2020, manufacturers are struggling to impress virtual visitors and reporters with better and larger images with what they can see on their local computer screens.
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?
Tests in Washington D.C. ABC and FOX affiliate newsrooms will reveal the first data on new NextGen TV systems and workflows.
What has changed the most over the course of broadcast TV technical history is the price of admission, the elimination of generation loss, HD and IP.