Archive | DTV transition

ATSC 3.0: The Secret to Success May Not be Technical

Now that the ATSC 3.0 standard is finalized and South Korean broadcasters gave the next-generation system its inaugural run at the recently concluded 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, what’s next? Now, planning and testing in the U.S. is underway, with select broadcasters and industry participants refining their strategies for technical, structural and business plans. […]

Terrestrial TV Still in the Picture

Worldwide Over-the-Air (OTA) TV broadcasters have been taking it on the chin the last few years as a significant amount of TV broadcast spectrum has been reallocated for mobile broadband services. The chipping away of broadcasters’ spectral real estate slowed down momentarily when the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) recently decided to keep the status […]

Less Turbulence for the Mexico DTV Transition?

When we last wrote about Tijuana analog-TV shut-off problems the Mexican government was navigating some choppy waters.  A new set of telecommunications reforms, a shuffling among government agencies governing telecommunications and broadcasting rules, and a less-than-successful trial ASO in Tijuana put the DTV transition in “do over” mode. The reforms are nearly complete and they […]

Digital TV: No Two Places Are Alike

I recently participated in a Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) meeting on spectrum management focused on the digital TV switchover.  Listening to regional broadcasters, regulatory officials, and engineers discuss the challenges of planning a digital TV ecosystem only reinforced the axiom that every place has its own DNA. Not to get all “snow flakey” but no two places […]

DTV Snapshot

Monday February 16, 2009 – Maya Jasmin With digital television at the forefront of everyone’s agenda, it’s important to recognize how prolific the technology truly is, way beyond buzz about analog transitions and digital converter boxes. Digital television is not a new concept by far and has existed in Pay TV form for many years. […]