Samsung, Pearl TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group are collaborating on how to deploy the next-generation broadcast standard and what to do with it. The three have agreed to a Memo of Understanding “collaboratively to support the development and the implementation” of ATSC 3.0.
The Pearl group of nine major station groups and Sinclair have agreed to work with the consumer electronics giant over the next 18 months to develop and test new features and services that will support broadcasters’ evolving business models for the next-generation broadcast TV standard.
The march toward ATSC 3.0 gaining widespread application took a big step forward as the set-maker Samsung Electronics America has agreed to work with Pearl TV, a consortium of nine major station groups, and Sinclair Broadcast Group “to support the development and implementation of the ATSC 3.0 standard.”
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.
Samsung Electronics Co.’s challenger to Google software is moving from phones to big-screen TVs as the South Korean company tries to capitalize on the burgeoning interest in smart homes.
The world’s biggest maker of TVs will unveil the first sets powered by Tizen software at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, and all the Web-connected models it sells this year will run the operating system. The company also may demonstrate at CES how the TVs communicate with its washing machines, refrigerators and vacuum cleaners.
SEOUL—As the battle for dominance in the smartphone and tablet-computer market intensifies, South Korean conglomerate Samsung is pushing ahead with plans to start mass production of displays using plastic rather than glass, a move that will make mobile devices unbreakable, lighter and bendable.
Apple’s web traffic share among mobile devices is huge, according to new numbers from Chitika. The online ad network is seeing 43 percent of smartphone web usage coming through iPhones up to the 4S, plus another 3 percent from the iPhone 5 alone. By contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S III is driving 2 percent of mobile web traffic on its network, combined with 15 percent across all other Samsung mobile devices.