Bootstrap Back Story: Samsung Plays Surprising Role | Playout

Bootstrap Back Story: Samsung Plays Surprising Role | Playout

A billion dollars or more in royalties may be at stake when a new standard like ATSC 3.0 is developed that ultimately could lead to the sale of hundreds of millions of new televisions.

ATSC logoSo it should not be a surprise that companies have a substantial financial interest in seeing their own pieces of intellectual property written into the next-generation television standard.

What may come as a shock is that a company with a technical proposal under consideration would recognize the value of an element buried inside a competing proposal, advocate for its use and abandon what it initially proposed.

via Bootstrap Back Story: Samsung Plays Surprising Role | Playout.

Sinclair’s Smith Sees Next-Gen TV Progress | TVNewsCheck.com

Sinclair’s Smith Sees Next-Gen TV Progress | TVNewsCheck.com

CEO David Smith: “By July, maybe August, we should know essentially what the future platform will look like, what business platforms we can roll off that will look like. It’s the first time in 20 years I’ve seen the industry line up to control its own destiny.”

via Sinclair’s Smith Sees Next-Gen TV Progress | TVNewsCheck.com.

TVTechnology: ATSC 3.0 Bootstrap Signal Becomes Candidate Standard

TVTechnology: ATSC 3.0 Bootstrap Signal Becomes Candidate Standard

TVTechnology: ATSC 3.0 Bootstrap Signal Becomes Candidate Standard

Tells receiver to decode multiplexed signals

WASHINGTON – The first of five components in the Physical Layer transmission standard for ATSC 3.0 has been elevated to “Candidate Standard” status.

The ATSC’s Technology Group developing ATSC 3.0 has voted to approve the elevation of “System Discovery and Signaling” technology to Candidate Standard status. This so-called “bootstrap signal” portion of the Physical Layer (A/321 Part 1) will be important to the future evolution of ATSC 3.0.

via TVTechnology: ATSC 3.0 Bootstrap Signal Becomes Candidate Standard.

First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com

First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com

First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com

The ATSC 3.0 Technology Group 3 has approved technology proposed by One Media and China’s National Engineering Research Center as a critical part of ATSC 3.0’s modulation and error coding component known as the physical layer. “At the end of the day, what we have is a wireless, data-agnostic IP pipeline,” says Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Mark Aitken. “That means the bits that flow across the Internet can flow across our spectrum.”

via First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com.

Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology’s shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.

via Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time.

TDF, Rai test LTE-A+ broadcast technology

TDF, Rai test LTE-A+ broadcast technology

French broadcast services company TDF and Italian channel Rai have launched the first field trials of LTE-A+ broadcast from high-power television stations in Paris, France, and Aosta, Italy, reportsTelecompaper.com on April 14, 2015. The joint project, based on the original “Tower Overlay” idea developed and implemented by Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany) in 2013 involves contributions by US company GatesAir and is supported by Germany’s IRT and France’s Expway.

via TDF, Rai test LTE-A+ broadcast technology.

FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi | PCWorld

FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi | PCWorld

A way to let cellular operators share Wi-Fi frequencies without jamming up Internet service is now in the spotlight at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

On Tuesday, the agency asked for public comments on LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed), which Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, SK Telecom and other operators are exploring as a way to get more spectrum for better service. The FCC wants to know how LTE-U might affect Wi-Fi and other services. Comments are due June 11.

via FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi | PCWorld.