News Releases

December 9, 2004

ATSC Elects Robert Rast As New Chairman Of The Board – Press Release

For Immediate Release ATSC Announces New 2005 Board of Directors WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2004 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected Robert Rast, Micronas, to be the 2005 Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rast has been an active participant in ATSC and has served on its Board and […]

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November 30, 2004

Software Data Download Specification Approved – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, November 30, 2004 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) have approved a new standard that will allow receiver manufacturers to dynamically upgrade their products in the field. Software Data Download Service, A/97, defines specifications for downloading software to terminal devices using an MPEG2 transport stream. This new […]

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November 19, 2004

New ATSC PMCP Standard Powers PSIP – Press Release

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C., November 19, 2004 – After two years of dedicated work by a wide range of broadcasters, service providers and equipment manufacturers, the Programming Metadata Communication Protocol (PMCP) was elevated to ATSC Standard A/76 by members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) “Standardization of PMCP could not have come […]

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September 25, 2004

ATSC Approves New Recommended Practice – Press Release

For Immediate Release Design of Synchronized Multiple Transmitter Networks WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has approved an important new Recommended Practice – A/111, “Design of Synchronized Multiple Transmitter Networks.” This informative document provides guidance on the design of specialized transmission facilities that utilize multiple transmitters to cover […]

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August 20, 2004

ATSC Seminar Will Highlight How Acap Sets A Whole New Standard For Interactive Television – Press release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) will conduct a one-day seminar to provide pertinent information on the Advanced Common Application Platform ‘ACAP’ Candidate Standard (CS/101). The seminar will include numerous presentations outlining how ACAP will provide consumers with advanced interactive services while providing content creators, broadcasters, […]

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August 19, 2004

ATSC Approves Synchronization Standard For Distributed Transmission – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., August 19, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has approved a standard designed to facilitate the construction of single frequency network (SFN) transmission systems utilizing distributed transmission. The new standard defines the mechanisms for synchronization of transmitters emitting 8-VSB signals in accordance with the ATSC DTV Standard (A/53C). […]

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August 18, 2004

ATSC Invests In Professional Excellence With New Director Of Communications – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2004 – Advanced Television Systems, Inc. (ATSC), an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television, has hired Lisa Hester as their new director of communications. In this position, Hester will be a key part of the ATSC management team and will be responsible for seminars, professional […]

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July 23, 2004

ATSC Publishes Software Download Candidate Standard – Press Release

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has published a new Candidate Standard that provides specifications for downloading software to terminal devices using an MPEG2 transport stream. The Software Download Data Service Candidate Standard (CS/97) may be used to effect updates or upgrades of firmware, operating […]

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July 22, 2004

ATSC Approves Recommended Practice For DTV Receivers – Press Release

For Immediate Release Provides Guidelines for Receiver Manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has approved a Recommended Practice that establishes voluntary guidelines for broadcast digital television (DTV) receiver performance. “These important guidelines are the result of a collaborative effort of broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, and […]

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July 20, 2004

ATSC Aproves Enhancements To DTV Standard – Press Release

For Immediate Release E-VSB Provides Additional Flexibility WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has approved an amendment to the A/53C DTV Standard that adds a new optional mode of transmission called Enhanced VSB (E-VSB). Services transmitted in the E-VSB mode have additional forward error correction coding layers that […]

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