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.

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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.


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.”

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