On September 28, 2017, the monthly meeting of the Hollywood Section of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) focused on ATSC 3.0, the next-generation broadcast standard that is nearing completion. The presenter was Dr. Richard Chernock, chair of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Technology Group 3 (ATSC TG3) and chief science officer at Triveni Digital, a leader in DTV equipment and solutions.

SMPTE has made the video of the complete presentation available on YouTube. It's over an hour and a half long, but it's well worth watching. Chernock is a super-smart guy, and he offers a detailed, technical look at the state of ATSC 3.0—perfect for AVS Forum geeks like you and me!

As Chernock explains, ATSC 3.0 features include the latest video- and audio-encoding technologies to facilitate the delivery of ultra-high-definition television (UHDTV). It will support 4K/UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and wide color gamut (WCG) as well as immersive sound and personalized audio. ATSC 3.0 will also enable mobile delivery, hybrid delivery over the Internet, interactive apps, audience-viewing data, and advanced emergency alerts.

In addition to his role as chair of ATSC TG3, Chernock chairs ATSC's ad hoc group on service delivery and synchronization for ATSC 3.0. He previously chaired the ATSC Technology and Standards Group (TG1). Also, Chernock is the distinguished lecturer chair for the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) and a member of Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV).

If you want to get geeky, check it out: