ATSC Activity Report

18 March 2015

ATSC Activities Report 18 March 2015

This document summarizes current work within the ATSC relating to development of Standards and Recommended Practices.

1. SCOPE

This document summarizes current work within the ATSC relating to development of Standards and Recommended Practices since the report of 16 December 2014. For information on ATSC in general, see the main Web site: ATSC.

2. STANDARDS COMMITTEES AND GROUPS

General information on all ATSC committees and their subgroups can be found here: TG1 and here: TG3.

3. IMPLEMENTATION TEAMS

ATSC has two Implementation Teams that address the business and rollout of ATSC standards. More information on these teams can be found here: ATSC 2.0 and here: Personalization and Interactivity and here: Mobile Emergency Alert Systems (MEAS).

4. NEW PUBLICATIONS, RE-AFFIRMATIONS & WITHDRAWALS

ATSC publications are available here Published Standards and here Candidate Standards. The following documents have been either published, re-affirmed or withdrawn since 16 December 2014.

  • A/49 Re-affirmation, “Ghost Canceling Reference Signaling for NTSC”.
  • A/54 Withdrawal, “Recommended Practice: Guide to the Use of the ATSC Digital Television Standard, including Corrigendum No. 1”.
  • A/64 Re-affirmation, “ATSC Recommended Practice: Transmission Measurement and Compliance for Digital Television”.

5. STANDARDS PROJECTS

The following ATSC projects are work in process within a Specialist Group or are undergoing ballot at the Technology Group or Membership level:

  • A/52 Amendment, “Digital Audio Compression Standard (AC-3, E-AC-3)” Restore service type definitions. TG1/S6 work in progress.
  • A/72 Part 1 Revision, “Video and Transport Subsystem Characteristics of AVC in the ATSC Digital Television System.” TG1 Proposed Standard Ballot pending. TG1/S6 work in progress.
  • A/78 Revision, “ATSC Recommended Practice: Transport Stream Verification” TG1 Proposed Standard Ballot pending. TG1/S8 work in progress.
  • A/104 Part 4, “Service Compatible Hybrid Delivery 3D using Broadcast or ATSC NRT.” Member Ballot closing 14-April-2015. TG1/S12 work in progress.
  • A/105, “Interactive Services Standard.” Proposed Standard Ballot concluded with comments. TG1/S13 work in process.
  • A/106, “ATSC 2.0 Security and Service Protection,” Proposed Standard Ballot pending. TG1/S7 work in progress.
  • A/107, “ATSC 2.0.” Proposed Standard Ballot closing 24-March-2015. TG1/S13 work in progress.