March 5 marked the official start of the ATSC 3.0 voluntary rollout, but it was just the latest marker in the battle among broadcasters, cable operators and computer companies over how the new advanced broadcast transmission standard should be allowed to unfold.
Broadcasters, both commercial and noncommercial, got pretty much what they wanted out of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow them to start broadcasting in ATSC 3.0, as long as they still send out a signal in the current 1.0 standard, which is not backwards compatible and, therefore, requires a new TV set or dongle adapter.
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