Abstract

This paper describes challenges of building ATSC 3.0 network and how these challenges have been addressed in similar types of Digital Terrestrial Television networks. One of the challenges is the change from competition to coopetition for the distribution part. The paper also describes how challenges specific to build a robust, economical ATSC 3.0 distribution network to connect studios with multiple transmitters potentially in different regions can be addressed. As ATSC 3.0 allows for using Single Frequency Network operation, the aspect of reliable and secure distribution of timing is also addressed.

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