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ATSC 3.0 Field Tests Prove Out High-Quality Video to Fixed and Mobile Devices


HUNT VALLEY, Md., Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ONE Media 3.0, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), today announced a series of live broadcast tests conducted from August 19-22 with partners Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), InterDigital and Technicolor.  The team validated the integration and quantified the performance of key advanced components of ATSC 3.0, which together are instrumental in enabling Sinclair’s “Mobile First” objectives for ATSC 3.0 distributed commercial video services.  The tests demonstrated noteworthy quality enhancements to mobile and fixed receivers including flawless delivery across a converged broadcast/broadband platform.

Advanced compression and multiplexing capabilities were combined with state-of-the-art quality enhancements to deliver exceptional HDR high definition services to mobile and fixed receivers simultaneously. Using Technicolor’s SL-HDR1, SHVC (Scalable HEVC) and LDM (Layer Division Multiplex), base layer Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) services provided robust mobile reception while fixed receivers combined the SL-HDR1 enhancement layer yielding HDR quality HD services. Both mobile and fixed reception experiments were conducted converging both broadcast and Internet delivery platforms.

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