Triveni Digital to Showcase DMA-Wide Market Transition Solutions at 2019 Next-Gen TV Broadcast Conference

Triveni Digital today announced that it will showcase its end-to-end ATSC 3.0 solutions suite at the 2019 Next-Gen TV Conference, hosted by ATSC, May 29-30, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. During the event, attendees can see how Triveni Digital’s new ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway, StreamScope® XM Verifier, StreamScope XM MT analyzer, and GuideBuilder® XM ATSC 3.0 transport encoder ensure a smooth transition to the future of broadcast television, supporting enhancements such as better emergency communications, personalized advertising, service guides, and interactive programs.

“With deployments already underway, ATSC 3.0 is set to make a huge impact on the broadcast television industry. The challenge for stations now is navigating the complexities of this new environment and making a streamlined transition, while maintaining ATSC 1.0 revenues,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “The Next-Gen TV Conference is an excellent opportunity for us to show stations how they can make an effortless migration to ATSC 3.0, bringing better TV to viewers.”

Triveni Digital’s solutions support both ATSC 1.0 and 3.0, providing a unified workflow for broadcast TV stations that speeds up and simplifies operations, while guaranteeing seamless upgrades in the future with Triveni Digital’s new DMA pricing model. Customers that purchase Triveni Digital’s ATSC 3.0 solutions also receive free solutions and support for ATSC 1.0.

A key highlight at the Next-Gen TV Conference will be Triveni Digital’s recently announced ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway, which enables stations to easily generate ATSC 3.0 signal information for HD and UHD broadcast service delivery. The gateway integrates seamlessly with Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder signaling and announcement generator, along with the company’s StreamScope analyzer family. Using Triveni Digital’s award-winning StreamScope XM Verifier, stations can verify ATSC 3.0 quality assurance metrics, including video, audio, and metadata directly from a Windows 10 laptop.

Triveni Digital offers award-winning best-in-class solutions and services fueled by decades of forward-thinking technological innovation, deployment expertise, and market leadership. As the only technology provider with unified, software-based solutions that support both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0, Triveni Digital offers the simplest transition path to the future, enabling broadcasters to deliver better TV and minimize their investments. All Triveni Digital solutions are backed by first-class, 24/7 U.S.-based service and support.

More information about Triveni Digital products is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.

Triveni Digital Wins NAB Show Product of the Year Award for StreamScope XM Verifier ATSC 3.0 Solution

Triveni Digital today announced that its StreamScope® XM Verifier ATSC 3.0 verification software was a Best New Hardware Infrastructure Technology winner at the 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. Honoring innovative new products, the award program recognized the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by exhibitors at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

“The 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards highlight the best of what’s new in media, entertainment, and technology,” said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions and business operations at NAB. “Triveni Digital stood out at the show for its innovative approach to answering the critical need for service assurance equipment in the ATSC 3.0 era.”

Triveni Digital’s StreamScope XM Verifier software allows broadcasters to verify video, audio, and metadata service quality assurance metrics in ATSC 3.0 environments. Using StreamScope XM Verifier, stations can receive, verify, and record ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams with RF and IP inputs. Protocols such as ROUTE, MMTP, and STLTP are supported. Additionally, users can record and manage PCAP files for playback. StreamScope XM Verifier allows broadcast television station engineers and field staff to get a quick, comprehensive view of multiple ATSC 3.0 services, bringing convenience, affordability, and flexibility to next-generation broadcast television operations.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized with the NAB Show Product of the Year Award at this crucial moment in broadcast television history,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “As ATSC 3.0 deployments continue, our StreamScope XM Verifier software is helping broadcasters handle the complexities of the new broadcast ecosystem, mitigating errors that can degrade audio and video quality or interrupt services, to ensure the best quality of service.”

NAB Show Product of the Year Award winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in 16 categories and announced at an awards ceremony and cocktail reception at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on April 10. To be eligible for an award, nominated products and technologies needed to be on display at the 2019 NAB Show for the first time and available for delivery in 2019.

More information about Triveni Digital products is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.

Pearl TV Stations Deliver Flawless ATSC 3.0 Streams With Triveni Digital’s StreamScope XM Verifier

Triveni Digital today announced that Pearl TV, a business organization comprised of more than 220 network-affiliated TV stations — including Cox Media Group, the E.W. Scripps Company, Graham Media Group, Hearst Television, Meredith Local Media Group, Nexstar Media Group, Gray Television, and TEGNA — is using Triveni Digital’s StreamScope® XM Verifier for receiving, verifying, and recording ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams in the ROUTE protocol. StreamScope XM Verifier gives Pearl TV stations a comprehensive view of the ATSC 3.0 service, allowing them to verify a wide range of ATSC 3.0 quality-assurance metrics — including video, metadata, STLTP, ROUTE/MMTP, IP routes, and RF — via easy-to-digest video thumbnails that simplify quality assurance.

“As we enter the next era of broadcast television, stations need tools that reduce the complexity of the ATSC 3.0 standard,” said Bob Chase, chief engineer at Pearl TV. “Triveni Digital’s StreamScope XM Verifier is exactly what broadcasters require to get a quick, complete view of the health of their ATSC 3.0 streams. One of the features that our members find invaluable is being able to focus on one or two streams and temporarily ignore the rest via the system’s video thumbnail view. It’s a convenient and simple way to address service assurance issues on the go.”

Beyond ATSC 3.0 stream verification, the system allows users to record and manage PCAP files for playback. Pearl TV stations are running StreamScope XM Verifier software on laptops for added efficiency, cost savings, and ease of use. Using the service assurance software, stations can validate that their ATSC 3.0 operations are running smoothly via customizable, at-a-glance dashboards; real-time graphs, charts, and tables; and video rendering and rotating thumbnails.

“Pearl TV stations are using our new StreamScope XM Verifier in conjunction with the GuideBuilder® XM signaling and announcement generator, and it’s a winning combo for delivering high-quality ATSC 3.0 streams,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “We introduced StreamScope XM Verifier to round out our DTV service quality assurance portfolio, and we are excited that Pearl TV recognizes its simplicity and power for visual verification of ATSC 3.0 video, audio, and metadata.”

Triveni Digital will demonstrate the StreamScope XM Verifier at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11 in Las Vegas, at Booth N3908. More information about Triveni Digital products is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.

Triveni Digital Simplifies ATSC 3.0 Service Assurance With New StreamScope® XM Verifier

Triveni Digital today announced that its award-winning StreamScope® XM Verifier software for verifying video, audio, and metadata service quality metrics in ATSC 3.0 environments is now shipping. StreamScope XM Verifier is designed to receive, verify, and record ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams with RF and IP inputs. Protocols such as ROUTE, MMTP, and STLTP are supported. Additionally, users can record and manage PCAP files for playback. With StreamScope XM Verifier, broadcast television station engineers and field staff can get a quick, comprehensive view of multiple ATSC 3.0 services, bringing convenience, affordability, and flexibility to next-generation broadcast television operations.

“ATSC 3.0 trials and deployments are underway, and as a leader in digital television solutions, we want to make the transition as seamless as possible for broadcasters,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “Putting StreamScope XM Verifier in the hands of key technical personnel that are on the go improves operational efficiencies and enhances quality of service, while helping users fully absorb and understand the complexity of the ATSC 3.0 standard.”

StreamScope XM Verifier uses the same ATSC 3.0 analysis engine as the company’s widely deployed StreamScope XM MT professional workgroup analyzer, but it adds an extra level of simplicity and convenience to service assurance operations by enabling broadcasters to run the software on a Windows 10-based laptop. Offering compatibility with a variety of third-party 3.0 input devices, such as USB dongles and PCI card RF receivers, StreamScope XM Verifier reduces the number of tools an engineer needs onsite, decreasing ATSC 3.0 service assurance costs.

A simple, powerful tool for visual verification of service parameters, StreamScope XM Verifier provides broadcasters with everything they need to validate that ATSC 3.0 operations are running smoothly, including customizable at-a-glance dashboards; real-time graphs, charts, and tables; as well as video rendering and rotating thumbnails.

StreamScope XM Verifier is a part of an extensive family of analyzers from Triveni Digital and leverages the company’s vast engineering experience in service-quality assurance solutions.

Triveni Digital will demonstrate the StreamScope XM Verifier at the 2019 NAB Show, booth N3908. More information about Triveni Digital products is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.

Triveni Digital to Share Expertise on ATSC 3.0 Security and Interactivity Requirements at 2019 NAB Show

Triveni Digital today announced that the company’s executives will speak at the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) at the 2019 NAB Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in April. During the event, Mark Corl, senior vice president of emergent technology development, and Dave Catapano, senior vice president engineering, will share their expertise on interactivity and security requirements of ATSC 3.0. As a leader in ATSC 3.0 solutions, a key contributor to the development of the standards suite, and active participant in real-world trials and deployments, Triveni Digital is leading the charge toward a new and more exciting broadcast television future.

At the BEITC, Corl will give two presentations. The first, “ATSC 3.0 Interactive AEA Enhancement Toolkit,” will provide an overview of the ATSC 3.0 standards regarding emergency notifications, with a focus on practical aspects of deploying a broadcaster workflow to support it. He will describe how broadcasters can use software tools to customize and optimize an AEA enhancement workflow to their individual environment. The session will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 3:20 to 4:40 p.m. in room N260-B of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Corl’s second session, “Practical Aspects of ATSC 3.0 Interactive Content Deployment,” is slated for Sunday, April 7 from 1:50 to 2:10 p.m. in the LVCC North Hall meeting room N256. During this talk, Corl will examine the A/344 standard, with a focus on practical aspects of deploying interactive broadcaster applications to ATSC 3.0 receivers. Specific examples of key revenue-enhancing aspects of the standard will be highlighted, including Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) and personalization. Attendees will learn about the features that the A/344 standard provides and how new platforms are simplifying these interfaces by providing software development kits.

Also at the BEITC, Catapano will speak about “Requirements and Workflow for Creating a Secure ATSC 3.0 Broadcast” on Saturday, April 6 from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. in room N260-D of the LVCC. Catapano’s session will explore the new security requirements involved with creating and transmitting ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams, which require a chain of trust for both core signaling and enhanced content. During this session, attendees will learn about the various workflow options that are available.

Triveni Digital will demonstrate its innovative metadata generation, transport stream analysis, monitoring, and troubleshooting solutions at the 2019 NAB Show at booth N3908, showing attendees how they can support channel sharing, the repack, and dual-standards broadcasting. More information about Triveni Digital products is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.

Triveni Digital Powers Industry-First Test of ATSC 3.0 Services With Pearl TV and Partners in Phoenix Model Market

Triveni Digital today announced its participation in the Phoenix Model Market project, the first collaborative single-market effort dedicated to ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcasting. The Model Market is coordinated by Pearl TV and broadcast stations owned by Fox Television Stations, Telemundo Station Group, Univision, and others to create a test bed for the delivery of next-generation TV services. Triveni Digital will provide Pearl TV with its award-winning GuideBuilder® XM signaling and announcement generator and StreamScope® XM MT advanced monitoring and analysis systems, both of which support ATSC 3.0, to enable delivery of innovative service guides, emergency communication support, addressable content delivery, interactive program enhancements, and data broadcast applications.

“ATSC 3.0 is the future of local broadcast television, and we’re excited to be on the cutting-edge of delivering next-gen services with Pearl TV and our ecosystem partners,” said Mark Simpson, president and CEO at Triveni Digital. “Our GuideBuilder and StreamScope product lines support dual-standards broadcasting, detailed analysis of ATSC 3.0 streams and data structures, and provide seamless integration with third-party components to ensure a streamlined migration for broadcasters, including those stations participating in the Pearl TV initiative.”

So far, 10 TV stations in the Phoenix broadcast market have agreed to participate in the Model Market program, including: KNXV (The E.W. Scripps Company), KSAZ/KUTP (Fox Television Stations), KPHO and KTVK (Meredith Corporation), KASW (Nexstar Media Group), KTAZ (Telemundo Station Group), KPNX (TEGNA Inc.), and KFPH and KTVW (Univision).

Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder XM signaling and announcement generator offers unified functionality per the ATSC 3.0 standard, along with support for legacy standards such as ATSC 1.0 PSIP. Using GuideBuilder XM, stations can automatically ingest schedule updates from all popular listing services, apply them to any number of services, and output program and service guide data to third-party multiplexers. The StreamScope XM MT platform provides Pearl TV stations with a full receiver and can be utilized for viewing thumbnails and full rendering. Broadcasters can perform detailed analysis of ATSC 3.0 streams and data structures, LCT channel objects, IP and RF parameters, service guides, multicast routes, and more.

“The ATSC 3.0 open test bed we are managing will be mutually beneficial for all stakeholders in the television ecosystem, including broadcasters and technology providers,” said Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV. “Collaborating together we will create a framework for the delivery of next-generation TV business models enabled by ATSC 3.0 technology.”

 

Cox Media Group Deploys ATSC 3.0-Ready Infrastructure With Triveni Digital

Triveni Digital today announced that Cox Media Group, a leading broadcaster in North America, has deployed Triveni Digital’s StreamScope® XM MT analyzer for dual-standards broadcasting and channel sharing. Offering support for both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 standards, the StreamScope XM MT will ensure a seamless transition to the next-generation TV standard for 12 Cox Media Group stations.

“With the next-gen ATSC 3.0 TV standard being completed, we now start to look at what’s needed at the stations, and evaluating test and diagnostic equipment will be critical,” said Dave Siegler, vice president of technical operations at Cox Media Group. “Triveni Digital’s solution makes it practical for us to support early deployment of ATSC 3.0 by providing us with a unified service analysis solution that ensures quick detection, isolation, and resolution of issues that may arise in either ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 infrastructures.”

Using the monitoring and analysis system from Triveni Digital, which functions as a full receiver, Cox Media Group stations can perform detailed analysis of ATSC 3.0 streams and data structures. StreamScope XM MT can analyze every demarcation point from DASH, ROUTE/MMT, and STLTP, and has recently added support for advanced RF analysis in both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0

“Preparing for the next phase of broadcasting can be complex, and broadcasters needs tools that support channel-sharing environments and simulcasting to ensure a smooth migration,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “Cox Media Group is a longstanding customer of ours and always at the forefront of innovation. With our solution, the station group is well on its way to building an infrastructure that supports the complex service environment of the future.”

 

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For broadcasters, the biggest trend is ATSC 3.0. The next-generation broadcast television system was approved in October 2017 and we are already seeing broadcast television stations successfully rolling out ATSC 3.0 broadcasts without disrupting service to existing TV viewers.

At the 2018 NAB Show, you can expect to see technologies that offer support for ATSC 3.0, allowing broadcasters to deliver innovative services, such as modernized service guides, emergency communication support, addressable content delivery, interactive program enhancements and data broadcast applications. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that the transition to ATSC 3.0 will be gradual. Broadcasters should choose technologies that support both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0.

Read more here: https://www.tvtechnology.com/show-news/nab-show-exhibitor-viewpoint-ralph-bachofen-vice-president-of-sales-marketing-triveni-digital

 

Triveni Digital Executives To Participate in IEEE Broadcast Symposium Sessions on ATSC 3.0

Triveni Digital today announced that its executives will participate in speaking sessions on ATSC 3.0 at the 2017 IEEE Broadcast Symposium at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Dave Catapano, senior vice president of engineering at Triveni Digital, will speak about “Channel Sharing – PSIP and ATSC 3.0 Considerations” on Oct. 10 at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Richard Chernock, Triveni Digital’s chief science officer, chair of ATSC’s Technology and Standards Group (TG3), and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society’s distinguished lecturer chair, will facilitate a session on the “Technical and Practical Aspects of ATSC 3.0” on Oct. 10 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. In addition, Mark Corl, the company’s senior vice president of emergent technology development, will speak about “Dynamic Service Distribution Management” on Oct. 11 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

“The IEEE Broadcast Symposium is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals and academia to collaborate on the latest trends and technologies in the broadcast environment,” said Chernock. “With ATSC 3.0 just on the verge of completion, it’s important to discuss any challenges broadcasters might encounter with the next-generation standard, deployment strategies, and the benefits for viewers. The session I’m overseeing will cover all of these topics and more, with real-world insights on the practical and technical aspects of the standard from the perspective of some of the brightest minds in the industry.”

Dave Catapano’s presentation will focus on the technical challenges and considerations as it relates to the management of Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) metadata when implementing channel sharing to retain appropriate station level channel branding, service guide information, Service Level Agreement (SLA) verification, and to maintain FCC compliance. Workflow integration for both centralized and distributed architectures will be discussed, along with the future transition to a simulcast operation for both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0.

Mark Corl’s speaking session will describe a dynamic service distribution management platform that provides oversight and control for delivering content over multiple heterogeneous distribution channels — primarily ATSC 3.0 and broadband. The presentation will explain how a platform that uses feedback from clients consuming delivered content can be used to optimize the various distribution channels, including adjusting broadcast physical layer characteristics as well as the content that is being delivered over those channels.

Technical presentations during the session that Richard Chernock is chair of will include:

·         1:30-2 p.m.: Overview of ATSC 3.0 and Deployment Readiness by Madeleine Noland, consultant at LG Electronics

·         2-2:30 p.m.:  ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Network (SFN) to Improve Broadcast Infrastructures by Gerard Faria, vice president of technology at Enensys

·         2:30-3 p.m.: Field Comparison Test of LDM and TDM based on ATSC 3.0 by Bo-mi Lim, research staff at ETRI

·         3:30-4 p.m.: Next Generation Broadcast Technology for the Accessible Audience by Chris Homer, consultant at Public Broadcasting Service

·         4-4:30 p.m.: NAB ATSC 3.0 Gateway by So Vang, vice president of advanced technology at NAB

·         4:30-5 p.m.: Development of full-featured 8K UHDTV cameras and image sensors and further progress by Hiroshi Shimamoto, senior research engineer at NHK

·         5-5:30 p.m.: Securing ATSC 3.0 Apps and Signaling from Alteration by Cryptographic Signing by Adam Goldberg, industry consultant

The IEEE Broadcast Symposium is one of the world’s preeminent technical conferences on broadcasting technology, providing attendees with educational tutorials, technical sessions, technology exhibits, and networking opportunities. https://bts.ieee.org/broadcastsymposium.html

 

Triveni Digital Brings Technology and System Integration Experience to ATSC 3.0 Test Station in Cleveland

Triveni Digital today announced that it is collaborating with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Consumer Technology Association (CTA), third-party technology providers, and Tribune Broadcasting station WJW-TV in Cleveland to set up an operational ATSC 3.0 test station. Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder® XM ATSC 3.0 signaling and announcement generator and StreamScope® XM MT monitoring and analysis system with support for ROUTE and MMTP encoding have been deployed at WJW-TV to test interoperability and performance, providing broadcasters with a real-world working model for ATSC 3.0 television operations.

“The NAB/CTA ATSC 3.0 test station project being hosted at WJW-TV is envisioned as a neutral laboratory to test anything and everything related to ATSC 3.0,” said Lynn Claudy, senior vice president of technology at NAB. “We welcome both manufacturers and broadcasters to participate in evaluating and exploring the capabilities of the next-gen standard. With companies like Triveni Digital spearheading this effort, the industry will be well-prepared to go on-air with ATSC 3.0.”

Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder XM signaling and announcement generator is being used at WJW-TV to ingest schedule updates from listing services, apply them to relevant services, and output program and service guide data to multiplexers. With GuideBuilder XM, the station can test the delivery of more advanced electronic programming/service guides (EPGs/ESGs) and localized, enhanced emergency alerts, key features of the ATSC 3.0 standard that will improve the television viewing experience. WJW-TV is using StreamScope XM MT to perform detailed analysis of ATSC 3.0 streams and data structures for quick error detection and resolution.

“Triveni Digital has been leading the ATSC 3.0 charge ever since the standard development process began, offering compatible technologies as well as integration and ecosystem expertise,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “Deploying our StreamScope XM MT and GuideBuilder XM solutions at the WJW-TV ATSC 3.0 test station will make it practical for broadcasters to launch early deployments and trials of the standard to enhance the digital television experience.”

More information about Triveni Digital products is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.