Samsung Electronics announced on June 17 (local time) that it has teamed up with Pearl TV, a partnership of nine leading TV broadcast companies, and Sinclair Broadcast Group to collaborate on the implementation of the new Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 in the United States.
Pearl is an association that comprises 170 network-affiliated TV stations. Sinclair Group is one of the largest television station operators in the U.S., affiliated with 300 TV channels.
ATSC 3.0 refers to a set of standards developed by the committee for digital television transmission over terrestrial, cable and satellite networks. The transmission speed is faster than those of European digital video broadcasting (DVB) or Japanese Internet services digital broadcasting (ISDB) systems. It allows multi-channel broadcasting via more signals and formats.
In May, the UHD TV transmission technology, which Samsung and One Media (Sinclair's joint-venture technology partner) jointly proposed, was chosen as an interim standard for the ATSC 3.0 speculation.
The “MPEG media transport technology” (MMT) which was developed by Samsung based on Internet protocol technology, has also been selected as the next digital broadcast standard in North America and Japan.