Field tests of next-gen TV broadcast system show capabilities of emerging ATSC 3.0 standard

Cleveland test results verify improved reception, simultaneous transmission of mobile, handheld and 4K UHDTV signals

4K ATSC collaboration GatesAir LG UHD Zenith

Ohio, USA  – Television broadcasters will reach even more viewers with robust, digital over-the-air ATSC 3.0 signals, the improved broadcast transmission system under development now with key elements being field tested here this summer.

Under an experimental broadcast license from the FCC, Tribune Broadcasting’s WJW-TV is providing a TV transmitter, tower and 6-MHz channel for the ATSC 3.0-related field testing in Cleveland conducted since mid-May by LG Electronics, its Zenith R&D Lab and GatesAir.

These real-world field tests represent an important milestone in the collaborative effort by LG, GatesAir and Zenith to develop core technologies behind the new ATSC 3.0 Standard. In fact, their innovations are expected to be used in the majority of the baseline Physical Layer transmission system, which is moving toward ATSC Candidate Standard status this summer.

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