Fórum Sistema Brasileiro TV Digital Terrestre (SBTVD Forum) has recommended to the Brazilian government that the country uses ATSC 3.0 as it prepares to upgrade the country’s terrestrial platform.
The IP-based platform is already being implemented in South Korea and the United States, and will shortly launch in Jamaica.
“ATSC commends SBTVD Forum for its very well-organized process of developing Brazil’s TV 3.0 system,” said ATSC President Madeleine Noland. “Over the past decade ATSC members developed the ATSC 3.0 system, and I am extremely proud that after rigorous testing and evaluation in Brazil, many elements of ATSC’s state-of-the-art terrestrial broadcast system have been selected. ATSC is ready to support SBTVD Forum as it applies these technologies to Brazil’s unique needs.”
The recommendations by the SBTVD Forum are the result of a Call for Proposals and subsequent testing and evaluations conducted by the Forum since the start of the TV 3.0 Project in July 2020.
Five key transponders have been included: ROUTE/DASH Transport; MPEG-H Audio. IMSC1 Captions’ HDR10 Video High Dynamic Range EOTF (with optional dynamic HDR metadata based on SMPTE ST 2094-10 and SMPTE ST 2094-40) and ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting. The additional technologies selected by the Brazilians are H.265/HEVC Video Base Layer Encoding; HLG Video High Dynamic Range EOTF (optional); SL-HDR1 High Dynamic Range delivery (optional) and AC-4 Audio (optional).
Brazil plans to begin the deployment of its TV 3.0 system in 2024.