In a statement the ATSC said the proposal marked the first major step in the evaluation process for worldwide acceptance of the standard.
ATSC 3.0 is the world’s first Internet-Protocol-based television broadcast standard.
The US delegation was supported by the South Korean government delegation and the Korean Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute.
“The Next Gen transmission standard will provide consumers with a host of new services and expand opportunities for broadcasters and service providers around the world,” said Jerald Fritz, executive vice president of ONE Media 3.0, who presented the proposal on behalf of the delegation, urging rapid adoption by the ITU. “By integrating broadcast and broadband services, ATSC 3.0 also can be part of the 5G transmission ecosystem for non-television data transmission services”.
Developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee, the ATSC 3.0 standard has been adopted in both the United States and the Republic of Korea.
It provides an alternative to other digital terrestrial television standards including the European DVB-T, Japanese/Brazilian ISDB-T, and Chinese DTMB platforms.