ATSC 3.0, or NEXTGEN TV, the next generation broadcast television standard, continues its rapid expansion and growth is not limited to the United States. ATSC 3.0 is the most advanced broadcast television standard in the world, and other countries are taking notice. This was evidenced recently when Jamaica became the third country to adopt ATSC 3.0 as their new digital broadcast standard.
On April 20, 2022, NAB PILOT launched TXID.NABPILOT.org, a webpage for assigning Transmitter Identification codes (TxIDs) for ATSC 3.0 transmitters. Here are some questions and answers concerning all things TxID. What is a TxID? The ATSC 3.0 standard defines a way to assign a 13-bit number called a Transmitter Identification code (or TxID) to an [...]
Even though the number of true hybrid radios is currently small, consumers are enjoying hybrid radio-like services now using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies, which are included in virtually every vehicle. These are so-called “projection” technologies which project the content from a smartphone onto the auto infotainment screen.
On June 6, NAB filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a technology called “ZoneCasting,” which is designed to create zones for geo-targeting content to listeners using FM boosters. Since FCC rules currently prohibit content origination by boosters, deployment of ZoneCasting would require a rule change, hence the FCC’s interest in this matter.
NAB’s Technology department had originally planned to show an ATSC 3.0 demonstration of scalable HEVC (SHVC) coding using a hybrid broadcast and broadband network at the 2020 NAB Show. Scalability and hybrid broadcast/broadband system integration has been part of the NEXTGEN TV feature set since ATSC 3.0 was originally conceived and had been demonstrated previously [...]
NAB presented two Best Paper Awards at the 2022 NAB Show for papers judged to have significant merit in the 2022 Proceedings of the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference. You can buy either or both of these papers for $15 each or get all 35 papers in the Proceedings for $75. And as a [...]