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ATSC 3.0 available in over half US homes

So-called ‘next-generation TV’, AKA ultra-high definition’s ATSC 3.0, is now available to a total of 68 US markets representing more than half of US homes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a report, said: “Based on our records, ATSC 3.0 stations have been licensed to operate in 68 markets, though in some cases it may […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

iWedia partners with Realtek

iWedia, a provider of software components and solutions for TV devices, has partnered with Realtek, a network and multimedia IC provider, to develop a reference platform to speed ATSC 3.0 deployment. Leveraging Realtek’s System on a Chip (SoC) and the iWedia client stack, the co-development aims to provide power and flexibility to OEMs targeting the […]

June 7, 2022

ATSC 3.0 test “proves case for national deployment”

Alchemedia SG has demonstrated that their Broadcast Services Core, integrated with other IP services, seamlessly transported IP data to a moving automobile traveling between four adjacent Michigan broadcast transmitters. The transported data was configured to include both media files and an HD video stream. ATSC 3.0 consultant Merrill Weiss provided engineering consulting to ensure that […]

June 6, 2022

iWedia ATSC 3.0 launches to drive NEXTGEN TV

iWedia, a provider of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, announced the launch of its ATSC 3.0 broadcast and broadband software stack, designed to give network operators more flexibility, greater reliability and more efficient operation. Eager to contribute further to the standard and the industry, iWedia […]

May 17, 2022

NEXTGEN TV: Programme, platform initiatives

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, otherwise known as ATSC 3.0, and fabless semiconductor company MediaTek have launched ‘FastTrack to NEXTGEN TV’, a programme that accelerates and streamlines the path for adoption of NEXTGEN TV technology by consumer electronic makers producing smart TVs and related devices […]

April 20, 2022By Colin Mann

ATSC 3.0 cross-polarisation test success

Evoca TV, the Idaho-based television service now offering over-the-air and Internet-delivered channels to subscribers in Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona, is claiming a US television industry first – a new way of transmitting TV signals that could dramatically change the number of channels available from over-the-air broadcasters, including improved bandwidth for 4K options. Evoca successfully transmitted […]

April 19, 2022By Colin Mann

Atlanta DTH announces ATSC 3.0 gateway TV receiver

Atlanta DTH, a globally active developer of cable, satellite, terrestrial and IP media related applications, announces a new addition to its product portfolio. The ATSC 3.0 Gateway allows ATSC-standard free-to-air television programs to be viewed on any smart TV receiver or portable device. Housed in a compact low-profile unit designed to fit beneath or alongside a […]

February 23, 2022

MPEG LA offers one-stop licence for ATSC 3.0

MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio Licence providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many US television markets, improves the television viewing experience with higher audio […]

January 21, 2022

Brazil selects key ATSC 3.0 technologies

Standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has confirmed that the Fórum Sistema Brasileiro TV Digital Terrestre (SBTVD Forum) has recommended to the Brazilian government the selection of several technologies proposed by ATSC for Brazil’s next-generation terrestrial digital television standard. The ATSC 3.0 elements selected by the SBTVD Forum, and others still under consideration, […]

January 19, 2022By Colin Mann

NEXTGEN TV highlights industry momentum

The coalition of US broadcasters transitioning to digital television standard NEXTGEN TV has applauded the plans announced during CES 2022 by Hisense and MediaTek, and new field test data recently achieved by Sony Electronics at the ‘Motown 3.0 Open Test Track’ in Detroit, Mich. This testing by Sony’s HES-A engineering team further explores receiver options […]

January 6, 2022By Colin Mann