DVB-T2 Strong Contender for ATSC 3.0

Following the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) call for proposals for a for Next-Generation TV Broadcasting Technologies in March, 10 Initial Physical Layer Proposals were submitted, most of which are based on the DVB-T2 second generation terrestrial standard.

Detailed proposals are due Sept. 27. Initial proposals for the ATSC 3.0 physical layer have been submitted by:

  • Coherent Logix and Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG)
  • Communications Research Centre (CRC) and Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
  • Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)
  • LG Electronics, Zenith and Harris Broadcast
  • Allen Limberg
  • National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television (NERC), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai Advance Research Institute, (SARI) and Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Power Broadcasting
  • Qualcomm and Ericsson
  • Samsung and Sony
  • Technicolor

"As technology continues to advance, the ATSC and its members are always looking to the horizon. Internet technology now permeates the consumer experience and mobility has become a requirement. With the next generation of television standards, we want to take advantage of advances in compression, transmission and other technologies that will keep millions of people informed and entertained through broadcasting’s inherently efficient one-to-many architecture," said Richer, highlighting the initial work on ATSC 3.0.

With its most efficient use of spectrum and fast-growing global deployment, DVB-T2 is a strong contender to become the core element of ATSC 3.0.

Source: DVB Project

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