News Releases

July 26, 2011

ATSC Expands Loudness Management Techniques With A/85 Annex K

WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 26 2011 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has expanded television loudness management techniques to cover alternative audio systems as specified in the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. ATSC members voted to approve “Requirements for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness of Commercial Advertising in Digital Television When Using Non-AC-3 […]

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June 15, 2011

Advanced Television Systems Committee Hosts ATSC Digital TV ‘Boot Camp’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – JUNE 15, 2011 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced plans to conduct an educational seminar for broadcasters, manufacturers and others interested in standards development this fall. Co-hosted by Iowa Public Television, the “ATSC Boot Camp” will take place on Oct. 13, 2011 in Johnston, Iowa. This full-day program will […]

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June 2, 2011

Advanced Televisions Systems Committee Approves Revisions To A/85

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – JUNE 2, 2011 – Last week, the Advanced Television Systems Committee membership approved revisions to its Recommended Practice A/85, Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television. The revised version of A/85 includes a new Annex J: “Requirements for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness of Commercial Advertising […]

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May 10, 2011

ATSC Honors Jim Starzynski Of NBC Universal With Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 – NBC Universal’s Jim Starzynski, an engineer who has worked tirelessly on TV commercial loudness and other audio issues with digital television, is being honored by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) as the 2011 recipient of the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor […]

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March 23, 2011

ATSC Publishes Interim Report on 3DTV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATSC Planning Team Issues Request for Information WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has announced the publication of an Interim Report on 3D Digital Television and issued a formal request for input from the industry. The ATSC Planning Team 1 (PT-1), responsible for analyzing and reporting on […]

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February 14, 2011

Smith and Kubota to Keynote ATSC Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAB CEO and NHK Laboratory Director General to Address ATSC Membership WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 – Paving the way for next-generation digital television (DTV) standards, the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. is planning its 2011 Annual Meeting on May 10, headlined by broadcasting luminaries. Senator Gordon Smith, President and CEO of the […]

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January 13, 2011

Godfrey Elected ATSC Board Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 – The Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) elected John Godfrey to serve as the Chairman of the ATSC Board. Godfrey is Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Samsung Information Systems America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. He directs Samsung’s […]

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December 15, 2010

Flaherty Named Member Emeritus, ATSC Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 15, 2010 – The Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has named Dr. Joseph A. Flaherty to a special new honorary position, Member Emeritus, in recognition of his unparalleled industry leadership and decades of contributions to the ATSC. Dr. Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Technology, for […]

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August 12, 2010

Dominican Republic Adopts ATSC Digital Television Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2010 – The Dominican Republic has adopted the ATSC Digital Television Standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. The announcement to adopt the ATSC Standard was made by Dr. José Rafael Vargas, President of the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL). “We look forward to working with our colleagues in the […]

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May 21, 2010

2010 ATSC Annual Meeting & Bernard J Lechner Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATSC honors J. Patrick Waddell of Harmonic at the 2010 Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, May 21, 2010 – J. Patrick Waddell of Harmonic Inc. has been honored by the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. (ATSC) as the recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award for 2010. The presentation was made during […]

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