Newly-minted ATSC A/103 Standard means new capability for feature-rich receivers, including ‘on demand’ broadcast TV channels, more detailed program information
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) today announced the approval of the ATSC NRT (Non-Real-Time) Content Delivery standard, a backwards-compatible enhancement to digital TV broadcasting that provides a framework for the delivery of a broad range of exciting new services. The new ATSC NRT standard is designated as A/103.
The delivery of non-real-time services via the A/103 standard will now allow broadcasters to deliver file-based content, including programs and clips, information for emergency alerts and even commercial applications such as digital signage. The new ATSC NRT broadcast standard will support terrestrial transmission to both fixed location and mobile DTV receivers designed to make use of the new flexibility.
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