Ridgefield Park, N.J., September 29, 2015 – On September 28, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) approved the ATSC 3.0 physical layer Candidate Standard, which includes many cutting-edge technologies proposed by Samsung Electronics and ONE Media. After a four-week ballot by ATSC member companies, the standard-setting organization elevated the specification to become the “A/322 Physical Layer Candidate Standard.” The Candidate Standard will undergo prototype testing through April 4, 2016, at which time it can be considered for adoption as a full standard.
Samsung, Pearl TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group Announce MOU to Speed Development and Implementation of Next-Gen Broadcast UHDTV Standards
Ridgefield Park, N.J., June 17, 2015 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Samsung”), the leader in TV sales for nine consecutive years, today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pearl TV, a partnership of nine leading TV broadcast companies, and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”) with combined reach over 88 million TV households throughout the U.S. Samsung, Pearl TV and Sinclair will work collaboratively to support the development and the implementation of the new Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 standard. Read more →
May 20, 2015 / TORONTO, Canada – We are most pleased to welcome Pearl TV as a new Associate Member of the North American Broadcasters Association. Pearl TV, a partnership of U.S. broadcast companies with more than 170 network-affiliated TV stations, now joins other North American national broadcasters, regional networks, and specialty service broadcasters in defining, debating, and suggesting solutions to the myriad of issues and challenges broadcasters face globally. We look forward to Pearl playing an active role with NABA’s various Committees and Working Groups, particularly with their expertise on spectrum matters and also with developing transition strategies on the Next Generation of Television. Pearl TV brings to NABA a wealth of experience from America’s television station operators and this expertise will help us all in meeting the spectrum challenges for broadcasters in North America and in implementing the Next Generation Television services. Their membership comes at a very important time in our history and I welcome their participation. -Michael McEwen, Director-General, NABA
The NABA Board of Directors enthusiastically welcomes their membership.
NABA is a non-profit association of the most influential broadcasting organizations throughout North America committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters at home and internationally. Network broadcasters, both public and private, in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, work together to provide a common voice for the North American broadcast community. As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), NABA creates the opportunity for North American broadcasters to share information, identify common interests, and reach consensus on issues of an international nature. NABA provides representation for North American broadcasters in global forums on topics including journalism issues, protection of content, spectrum- related concerns, the territorial integrity of broadcasters’ signals, and digital transmission issues. For further information about NABA, please visit www.nabanet.com.