November 17, 2017 · ATSC 3.0 broadcast-to-air TV 4K Ultra HD

FCC Approves Next-Gen TV For OTA Broadcasting

TV stations can now start transmitting ATSC 3.0 broadcasts, and the US enters a new era in television.


The FCC has voted to allow TV stations to commence broadcasting transmissions using the new ATSC 3.0 standard. While it is expected to take a while (years) for the new standard to be adopted the change will have a significant long term impact on broadcast-to-air TV.

Why is this important?

The new ATSC 3.0 standards suite, allows for the transmission of HDR (high dynamic range), 4K resolution TV signals and other information. So not only will the new standard allow TV to look better, it is very possible the first practical, widespread delivery of 4K resolution TV to homes may be using ATSC 3.0 broadcasts.

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