Posted Tue Sep 22, 2015 at 05:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
An OTA Ultra HD test transmission has been conducted.
LG and Korean broadcaster SBS have partnered to broadcast a 4K Ultra HD test signal. This marks the first successful 4K test transmission in Korea to use the new ATSC 3.0 technology.
Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CTO, LG Electronics, said, "LG is leading the way in development and commercialization of ATSC 3.0. Test broadcasts like this show how we are partnering with broadcasters around the world to drive adoption next-generation broadcasting technology."
The test demonstrated transmission and reception of 4K and HD mobile signals simultaneously in a single 6-MHz channel. Likewise, HD mobile signals were also received in a fast-moving vehicle using new tech that is expected to be part of the ATSC 3.0 physical layer. Previous test broadcasts were also recently conducted in the US, including field tests in Ohio and Wisconsin.
The ATSC 3.0 broadcast system is currently being standardized by the Advanced Television Systems Committee. Reports indicate that the group is working toward a final standard for the first half of 2017.
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