The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has welcomed the approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the new ATSC 3.0 next-generation television broadcast standard for US broadcasters.
“The development of the revolutionary new Next Gen TV platform is more than five years in the making, and the hundreds of individuals and companies working on the ATSC 3.0 standard are gratified that the FCC has approved the standard for deployment,” said ATSC President Mark Richer. “ATSC 3.0 is already being deployed in South Korea, and we anticipate that it will be utilized to help terrestrial broadcasters continue to innovate in the U.S. and around the world.”
The new standard is the world’s first TV broadcast system based on an Internet Protocol backbone, for compatibility with Internet-delivered content and services.
It’s designed to improve the capabilities of broadcast television to deliver enhanced and personalized content for viewers.
ATSC is made up of a suite over 20 different standards designed to keep pace with current and future technology developments.