Current Status of ATSC 3.0 - The Next

Current Status of ATSC 3.0
The Next Generation Broadcast
Television System
Jim Kutzner / PBS
Skip Pizzi / NAB
February 20, 2013
ATSC
• Advanced Television Systems Committee
• Established in the early 1980s
• Developed and maintains the DTV standard in use
in North America, Korea & elsewhere
• DTV developed 19871996 (and continues)
• Transition from Analog TV to DTV: 19972009
• ATSC is now at work developing the next DTV
system  “ATSC 3.0”
Backwards Compatible
Evolution
Mobile DTV
3D
TV
ATSC 2.0
ATSC DTV
• HDTV
• SDTV
• Multichannel
Sound
• Multicasting
• Data Broadcast
• PSIP (EPG data)
ATSC 3.0
ATSC 3.0
• Configurable
• Scalable
• Efficient
• Interoperable
• Adaptable
• Next Generation Broadcast
Television
– ATSC 3.0 must provide performance
improvement and additional functionality
sufficient to warrant implementation of a
non-backwards compatible system
– Contextual Factors
• Technology
• Business
• Regulatory (Spectrum)
ATSC 1.0 was developed ~20 years ago
First stations on the air about 15 years ago
• Internet was in its infancy
• Processor speed in MHz!
Storage in MB!
• Network speeds in kbps!
• Analog cell phones!
(but getting smaller!)
• Pagers were two-way!
ATSC 3.0: Initial Direction
ATSC 3.0 Planning Team identified three areas of
development to be exploited in developing the
next generation of broadcast television standards:
1. Increased transmission flexibility & efficiency
2. Reconsidering the PHY layer
3. Integration with other delivery technologies
New Usage Models
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Expect majority of TVs to be connected to Internet
Personalization
Targeting
Immersive content
– E.g., Free-viewpoint services (user-selectable views)
• Next-gen DTV should incorporate such elements
to retain relevance with tomorrow’s audiences
Other Considerations
• How much better does it need to be?
• Business considerations
– Keeping broadcasting viable
– Maintaining/extending consumer value proposition
– Holistic view including MVPDs, “Second Screen”
• Regulatory considerations
– Future TV spectrum availability?
2016
Full System
Working Draft
Development
December 2015:
Ballot to Elevate to
Proposed Standard
PHY Layer
Proposal
Evaluation
2015
March 2015:
Elevate to
Candidate Standard
PHY Layer
Proposal
Period
2014
June 2014:
Proposal Selection
Drafting System
Requirements & Physical
Layer Call for Proposals
September 2013:
Proposal Due
2013
February 2013:
PHY Layer
CFP Issued
2012
Candidate
Standard
PHY Layer Software Simulation Testing
Management & Protocol Layer
Development Process
Hardware Testing
Programs
Application Layer Development Process
Potential Outside Factors
MPEG
FOBTV
Jan 2013
MPEG-H Part 2 FDIS (HEVC)
July 2013
MPEG-H Part 1 FDIS (MMT)
???
Jan 2015
MPEG-H Part 3 FDIS
(3D audio)
ATSC 3.0:
Proposed
General
Four-year
Schedule
Development of
System Requirements
• Provides overall guidance to system design
• Critical to determination of value for a non-backward
compatible system
• Constructed from highly granular use cases
• Full Draft Requirements targeted for completion by
end of 1Q2013
Development of
System Requirements
Use Cases
Usage
Scenarios
System
Requirements
Use Cases and Scenarios
• Call for Input issued July 2012 to solicit Use
Cases
• Approximately 60 Use Cases were contributed
and summarized
• Use Cases and Scenarios were shared
bilaterally with FOBTV (Future of Broadcast
Television)
• Call for Comment on Use Case Summary and
resulting Scenarios was issued Nov. 2012
Scenarios Developed - 1
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Flexible Use of Spectrum
Robustness
Mobile
Ultra HD
Hybrid Services
Multi-view/Multi-screen
3D Content (Video)
Scenarios Developed - 2
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Enhanced and Immersive Audio
Accessibility
Advanced Emergency Alerting
Personalization/Interactivity
Advertising/Monetization
Common World Standard
PHY Layer CFP
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Call for Proposals on Physical Layer coming soon
Expect distribution in 1Q2013
Proposals due in 3Q2013
Proponents can submit complete or partial Physical
Layer solutions
• Evaluation through mid-2014
Related FOBTV Activities
• Future of Broadcast Television
• Vision: Can we have one world-wide standard?
• Participation by over 50 organizations/5 continents
– Networks, manufacturers, standards organizations
– Four research labs lead the Technical Committee
– Directorate at NERC-DTV in Shanghai
• www.fobtv.org
Current Status of ATSC 3.0
The Next Generation Broadcast
Television System
Jim Kutzner / PBS
Skip Pizzi / NAB
February 20, 2013