WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH? February Event Calendar

February is chock full of ATSC activities. One highlight is the half-day workshop on ATSC 3.0 hosted by the Hollywood Professional Association, kicking off its annual HPA Tech Retreat on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20 in Indian Wells, Calif. , a suburb of Palm Springs.

Chaired by Madeleine Noland of LG Electronics, who chairs the ASTC’s S34 and S33-3 specialist groups, this session will explore new possibilities that ATSC 3.0 will provide in video, audio, interactivity and more. Here’s the agenda:

1:00 p.m. – ATSC 3.0 Overview
Explains details of the ATSC 3.0 system that impact content production, distribution, reception and rendering.
1:35 p.m. – Distribution and Display Ecosystem
Explores the television distribution ecosystem that Next Gen content will exist in, and new consumer technologies for end users.

2:35 p.m. – Break

2:50 p.m. – Interactivity
Addresses how content providers can enhance their product to provide a more engaging and personalized experience for the consumer.

3:50 p.m. –   Next-gen Content Production: Feeding the ATSC 3.0 Ecosystem
Considers what needs to happen upstream in the Next Gen TV ecosystem for ATSC 3.0 to be successful.
4:50 p.m. – Wrap-up

Presenters and panelists will include: Winston Caldwell, Fox; Mark Corl, Triveni Digital; Guy Hadland, Unisoft; Steve Koenig, Consumer Technology Association; Azita Manson, OpenZnet, representing PILOT; Skip Pizzi, NAB; Dave Siegler, Cox Media Group; John Taylor, LG; and Joe Winograd, Verance, among others. They’ll discuss the complex Next Gen TV distribution ecosystem that content must traverse, and the technologies that will bring the content to life in consumers’ homes.

 

Other February meetings and events of interest to ATSC members, industry colleagues and key stakeholders:

Feb. 1

S32 SFN/STL Small Group Meeting

S31 Regular Meeting

S34-2 Audio Ad-Hoc Group

S34-4 Meeting/Call

Feb. 2

S33-3 Meeting/Call

Groundhog Day

Feb. 6

S33-1 Meeting/Call

S37 Meeting/Call

S34-5 Meeting/Call

Feb. 7

S34 Meeting/Call

AEA-IT Meeting/Call

Feb. 8

S32 SFN/STL Small Group Meeting

TG3-S32 Physical Layer Meeting/Call

S34-4 Meeting/Call

Feb. 13

S33-1 Meeting/Call

Feb. 14

S33 Meeting/Call

St. Valentine’s Day

Feb. 15

S32 SFN/STL Small Group Meeting

S34-2 Audio Ad-Hoc Group

S34-4 Meeting/Call

Feb. 16

S33-3 Meeting/Call

Feb. 20

ATSC 3.0 @ HPA Tech Retreat, Indian Wells, Calif.

S37 Meeting/Call

S34-5 Meeting/Call

Presidents’ Day

Feb. 21

S34 Meeting/Call

AEA-IT Meeting/Call

Feb. 22

S32 SFN/STL Small Group Meeting

TG3-S32 Physical Layer Meeting/Call

S34-4 Meeting/Call

Feb. 27

APTS Public Media Summit, Washington, DC

NAB State Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

S33-1 Meeting/Call

Feb. 28

APTS Public Media Summit, Washington, DC

NAB State Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

S33 Meeting/Call

Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras

NOTE TO ATSC MEMBERS:  Times and dial-in information for Technology Group, Specialist Group, Ad Hoc Group and Implementation Team meetings are available through the Kavi member portal.  Some meetings are subject to change.