ATSC 3.0 is the latest version of the digital TV system which enables significant upgrades to over the air TV services. Devised by the Advanced Television Systems Committee and adopted principally in North America, the standard establishes an IP-based technical framework for the broadcast of content to TVs and other internet connected devices.
Also known as NextGen TV, ATSC distribution supports the broadcast of UHD resolutions alongside other picture quality uplifts like high dynamic range (HDR), wide color gamut (WCG), and high frame rate (HFR). Audio quality is enhanced with possibilities to deliver up to 7.1 channel audio and object-based formats like Dolby Atmos.
ATSC 3.0 can deliver on-demand content and rich interactive data alongside programming giving TV stations a critical boost in their ability to compete with streaming services.