SVG TranSPORT: Keynote Case Study Goes Inside Historic ATSC 3.0 World Series Broadcasts
The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce a second keynote case study at the TranSPORT conference at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City on Nov. 8, as attendees will get an inside look at the historic ATSC 3.0 broadcasts taking place during this year’s World Series. ATSC Board Chairman and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations EVP/GM Richard Friedel will present an in-depth look at how Fox, Tribune Media, the NAB, and an army of tech partners teamed up to deliver the historic ATSC 3.0 World Series broadcasts.
World Series games from Cleveland became the first-ever major pro sporting event to be transmitted live using the ATSC 3.0 next-gen over-the-air transmission system thanks to Cleveland local Fox affiliate WJW-TV. Using the newly-standardized transmission system for the ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV standard, the experimental station is simulcasting network and local programming from WJW-TV as the Cleveland Indians host the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field in the World Series. The ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will only take place only for World Series games played in Cleveland, not Chicago.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) received an FCC experimental license to operate a full-power Channel 31 transmitter in Cleveland as a living laboratory for broadcasters and manufacturers creating the Next Gen TV service. The ATSC 3.0 broadcasts are using the transmitter and broadcast facilities of WJW, the Tribune Media-owned Fox affiliate in Cleveland.
In addition to the support of Tribune Media, Fox and the NAB, the ATSC 3.0 World Series broadcasts are made possible by technical contributions of GatesAir (ATSC 3.0 exciter for over-the-air transmission), LG Electronics (ATSC 3.0 receivers and antennas), Harmonic (real-time encoders for HEVC video and Dolby AC4 audio) and Triveni Digital (signaling/announcement metadata, IP stream generation, ATSC 3.0 analyzer, and system integration support).
Field trials of the ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer standard using the Cleveland station – conducted this summer by broadcast equipment maker GatesAir and digital TV pioneers LG Electronics and its U.S. R&D subsidiary, Zenith – generated literally tens of thousands of data points showing how Next Gen TV with ATSC 3.0 can deliver 4K Ultra HD content, excellent robust mobile reception, deep indoor reception by fixed receivers and unparalleled spectrum efficiency.
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