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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter8.4

Next-Generation DTV Systems

Walter Fischer

Rohde & Schwarz

Johannes Sinnhuber

Rohde & Schwarz

From ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0—Introduction

ATSC, which stands for Advanced Television System Committee, is a group of U.S.-based digital terrestrial television broadcast standards. The first ATSC standard was developed in the mid-1990s parallel to the first DVB standards. It describes the physical transportation layer, including the multiplex input format and the content format of the multiplex input signal, and has quite strict limiting rules for the source coding.

There are now three ATSC versions:

  • ATSC 1.0, published in 1995
  • ATSC 2.0, published in 2015
  • ATSC 3.0, under development as of this writing

In addition, a single-frequency network ...

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