ATSC Looks to the Future

The Advanced Television Systems Committee believes tomorrow's broadcast TV service will include a mix of up-to-the-minute data, cached programs, 3D images, and news and traffic information customized for a viewer's handheld device or filling an entire wall. The ...

The Advanced Television Systems Committee believes tomorrow's broadcast TV service will include a mix of up-to-the-minute data, cached programs, 3D images, and news and traffic information customized for a viewer's handheld device or filling an entire wall. The map for the future of broadcast TV is the centerpiece of the ATSC's annual meeting this week.

ATSC 2.0 will be built on the foundation of today's DTV broadcast standard. Work is underway on the elements of ATSC 2.0, which could include:



  • Advanced video codecs


  • Non-real-time/file-based delivery


  • Conditional access


  • Digital rights management


  • Advanced electronic service guides


  • Audience measurement tools


  • Personalization/targeted advertising


  • Interactivity/Internet connectivity


  • 3DTV transmission


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