Personal View site logo
Make sure to join PV Telegram channel! Perfect to keep up with community on your smartphone.
FCC Approved ATSC 3.0
  • The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to let television broadcasters use the Next Generation broadcast television transmission standard, also called ATSC 3.0, on a voluntary, market-driven basis.

    The Next Generation TV standard will let broadcasters provide consumers with more vivid pictures and sound, including Ultra High Definition television and superior reception, mobile viewing capabilities, advanced emergency alerts, better accessibility features, localized content, and interactive educational children’s content.

    Action adopts rules that will allow broadcasters the flexibility to deploy Next Generation TV service while minimizing the impact on consumers and industry stakeholders. The upgraded technology will merge the capabilities of over-the-air broadcasting with the broadband viewing and information delivery methods of the Internet using the same 6 MHz channels presently allocated for digital television (DTV).

    Among other things, the Report & Order:

    • Requires broadcasters that use Next Generation TV to partner with another local station in their market to simulcast their programming in the current DTV standard, called ATSC 1.0, so that viewers can continue to receive their existing broadcast service without having to purchase new equipment;
    • Subjects Next Gen TV signals to the public interest obligations that currently apply to television broadcasters; and
    • Requires broadcasters to provide advance on-air notifications to educate consumers about Next Generation TV service deployment and simulcasting.

    Today’s ruling comes after several field tests of the technology were conducted in the Cleveland media market. Last year, the Next Generation TV transmission standard was tested during Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series.

    Action by the Commission November 16, 2017 by Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 17-158). Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly and Carr approving. Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel dissenting. Chairman Pai, Commissioners Clyburn, O’Rielly, Carr and Rosenworcel issuing separate statements.

    ATSC 3.0 will require from TV build in feature so broadcaster will be able to turn it on remotely.

  • 1 Reply sorted by
  • Leading executives with U.S. TV station groups used the NAB Show in New York this week to pledge cooperation and commitment to a collaborative effort aimed at providing national ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcasts in the next several years.

    Stations aligned with Fox, NBC-Universal, Pearl TV, SpectrumCo, Telemundo and Univision are moving forward to add services using next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcasts that are expected to be receivable by supporting televisions from at least some TV makers by the end of 2020.

    “America’s Public Television Stations welcome the commitment of Fox and NBC television stations to rapidly deploy the new ATSC 3 broadcast standard in the markets they serve. Public television’s 170 licensees operating 350 stations reaching more than 97 percent of the American people are fully committed to adopting this Next Gen broadcast standard as quickly as possible, and we are pleased to see Fox and NBC join us, along with the station groups represented by Pearl TV and SpectrumCo, in seizing this historic opportunity to reinvent television and greatly enhance our ability to serve the public.”