imgWashington, DC (March 24, 2014)—The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is presenting a special boot camp seminar on the evolution of television in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

The May 7 ATSC 3.0 Boot Camp will include sessions on the overall architecture of the sweeping overhaul of the broadcast TV standard, including overview of the physical layer, protocols and management layer, and applications and presentation layer. Specialist groups will report on progress made on common system elements, modulation, coding, waveform, service delivery and synchronization, personalization, interactivity, second-screen integration, and various video and audio services.

"The future of television broadcasting is bright, and standards being finalized this year will allow the current ATSC 1.0 system to evolve into ATSC 2.0, adding interactivity and internet compatibility," said Mark Richer, ATSC president. “Intensive work also is underway on the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard, which will take advantage of advanced video and audio coding techniques to bring even more services to viewers. Our Washington meetings should be considered 'must-attend' events for station management, engineering teams and business development professionals who are focused on how the core TV broadcasting business is changing."

Registration is now open for the event, which will be followed by the ATSC's 2014 Broadcast Television Conference, “Today, Tomorrow & Beyond,” on Thursday, May 8 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Attendees registered for the May 8 ATSC Broadcast TV Conference will be admitted free to the May 7 boot camp seminar on ATSC 3.0, which carries a $75 registration fee for those not attending both meetings.