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Philadelphia SMPTE & IEEE Joint Meeting Notice

Guests and Non-members welcome

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6:30pm – Refreshments
7:00pm – Presentation

Admission Fee:
No charge

1555 Hamilton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Marc Musgrove – Director, Broadcast Operations and Engineering, CBS3


Presentation: Overview and Status of ATSC 3.0

Development of ATSC 3.0, the next generation terrestrial television broadcast standard, is progressing rapidly. ATSC 3.0 will add value
to broadcasting’s services, extending their reach while providing opportunities for new business models.

ATSC 3.0 incorporates a highly flexible physical layer for robust transmission of services for reception on fixed and mobile devices.
The system is highly efficient (more bits per channel) and provides broadcasters with the ability to trade-off capacity for robustness.

ATSC 3.0 is the first terrestrial broadcast standard to use Internet
Protocol transport for delivery of both streaming and file content.
The use of IP transport provides commonality with other delivery mechanisms and the new standard is being designed to allow the seamless use of broadcast combined with broadband to deliver services.

ATSC 3.0 enables delivery of new services including UHDTV and immersive and personalized audio services. In addition, ATSC 3.0 will specify carriage of video enhancements such as high dynamic range,
wide color gamut and high frame rate.

Presenter: Mark S. Richer

Mark S. Richer is the President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. The ATSC is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. Mark first joined
the ATSC after 16 years with the Public Broadcasting Service where,
as Vice President of Engineering & Computer Services, he was responsible for the development of new technologies. Mark was the
2010 recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Achievement Award for Television. He is a SMPTE Fellow and a Senior Member of IEEE.

******************* PLEASE RSVP *******************
To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re
coming to the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance in advance to with the names of those attending, your
contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on January 11th.

Meeting Site Parking:
Enter the parking lot across from CBS3 using the gate at (approx.) 1550 Hamilton Street. (Hamilton Street is two-way between 15th & 16th.) The gate should be open by 6pm. Don’t use the pay lot entrance on Callowhill. Google street view:

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