Part One of this two-part series explored the various layers and protocols of ATSC 3.0 that broadcasters must understand to take full advantage of the opportunities available through the technology. This second and final installment explores best practices for signal verification and compliance across the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem.
ATSC 3.0 is slowly rolling out in the form of actual on-air tests at multiple sites. This type of launch provides engineers the perfect opportunity to use the time to better understand this complex technology before equipment purchase decisions must be made. This primer peels back the multiple layers of ATSC 3.0 and explains what each does and how they all work together to create a high-quality, multiple-format and new business model signal.
In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this article, we look at color space and its relevance to broadcasting.
A battle is brewing among some equipment providers focused on, you guessed it, more pixels. And, if history is any predictor, the broadcast and production industries may in fact soon be faced with managing images composed of approximately 33 million pixels. But do viewers really need 8K capture and display?
At the 2018 NAB Show Ericsson Media Solutions showcased how it has been transforming television with unique experiences that can be delivered everywhere for everyone through a set of evolved solutions.
The FCC has set out a tight timeline for broadcasters to vacate the 600MHz UHF band, and now the goalposts are moving. With mobile carriers itching to start using the spectrum freed up by the repack, some players like T-Mobile have already sought to expedite the process by incentivizing broadcasters to move early.
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