ATSC 3.0 Hybrid Delivery and Virtual Channels
This paper introduces the concept of virtual channels and how hybrid delivery can be used to provide additional services to broadband connected consumer receivers when available OTA bandwidth is limited. It also discusses the backend infrastructure, used during testing and development, to distribute the virtual channels. Finally, it proposes the use of virtual channels to launch new services in markets that have transitioned to ATSC 3.0 where over-the-air bandwidth may be limited due to channel-sharing.
Peter Gogas | Gray Television | Bryan, Texas, United States