New Delhi: The Telecom Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) and the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have signed an agreement to enable adoption of ATSC standards for broadcast services on mobile devices in India.
As members of both standards organizations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and ONE Media 3.0, LLC have actively supported co-operative efforts between TSDSI and ATSC on this agreement as well as detailed standards contributions and joint U.S. and Indian activities.
Of particular significance, ATSC 3.0, the world’s first Internet-Protocol-based television broadcast standard, has many elements of convergence and compatibility with international telecom standards that have been recognized by this agreement as a strong candidate for Direct-to-Mobile broadcast for the billion strong mobile user base in India.
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. Unlike other digital terrestrial broadcast standards including the European DVB-T, Japanese/Brazilian ISDB-T, and Chinese DTMB platforms, it is purpose-built for the modern 5G telecom era of convergence with the ability to introduce new waveforms and features for rapidly evolving use cases.
The IP-based standard, incorporates remarkable new capabilities including:
Synchronicity with 5G telecom services;Upgrades to new waveforms for new use cases;Provision of robust mobile reception on a wide range of devices;Improved spectrum efficiency in a cellular topology;Provision of resilient advanced emergency information.
Ripley added, “We congratulate both ATSC and TSDSI for their foresight and keen acknowledgement of the need for a converged broadcast solution that complements 5G unicast. It certainly meets the foundational needs of terrestrial broadcasters with strong public service missions.”
“Designed in India, our Mark ONE engineering validation smartphone with embedded ATSC 3.0 technology is an example of our continued support of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) solutions for this activity.”