What is ATSC 3.0?

ATSC 3.0 is the next generation terrestrial broadcast system designed from the ground up to improve the television viewing experience with higher audio and video quality,improved compression efficiency, robust transmission for reception on both fixed and mobile devices, and more accessibility, personalization and interactivity. The ATSC 3.0 standard is defined in a suite of more than 20 Standards and companion Recommended Practices.

Better signal quality with less interference

With ATSC 3.0, it will let local TV stations offer a clearer signal with broader reach and fewer interference issues.

Better picture and sound

NextGen TV can deliver much higher video quality, including HDR metadata.Broadcasts in 4K resolution are already possible. ATSC 3.0 will use a new audio codec (Dolby AC-4) that will send ultra-high quality audio.

NextGen TV tuner with 4K and Dolby AC-4

Combines broadcast TV with broadband internet

Broadcast meets broadband, the opens up a wide range of new capabilities never offered by traditional TV before.

ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV Tuner

Available on many more devices

The industry is exploring several other uses for the new 3.0 signal, including live TV on mobile devices and a number of novel applications for vehicles.

ATSC3 broadcast TV for car

NextGen TV™ (ATSC 3.0) lineup from Geniatech

To watch the NextGen TV you don’t have to pay a monthly fee, but you do need either a new TV with a built-in tuner, or a standalone converter box or a standalone external tuner.

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