Triveni Digital’s Chernock To Address IEEE On ATSC 3.0


One of the nation’s foremost experts on ATSC 3.0 standards and implementation has been booked to speak about the overall technical and practical aspects of ATSC 3.0 at the 2017 IEEE Broadcast Symposium.

The discussion will follow a presentation on channel sharing — and the PSIP and ATSC 3.0 considerations tied to CSAs — from the SVP/Engineering at Triveni Digital.

This year’s symposium is set for Oct. 10-11 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, Va., accessible via the Silver, Orange and Blue Metro lines and via Georgetown shuttles.

Dave Catapano, the Triveni engineering executive, will speak about “Channel Sharing – PSIP and ATSC 3.0 Considerations” at a 9am session.

Dr. Richard Chernock

Dr. Richard Chernock, Triveni Digital’s chief science officer and chair of ATSC’s Technology and Standards Group (TG3), will facilitate a session on the “Technical and Practical Aspects of ATSC 3.0” from 1:30pm-5:30pm.

On Oct. 11, Triveni SVP/Emergent Technology Development Mark Corl will speak about “Dynamic Service Distribution Management” at an hourlong session set for 2:30pm.

Chernock said, “With ATSC 3.0 just on the verge of completion, it’s important to discuss any challenges broadcasters might encounter with the next-generation standard, deployment strategies, and the benefits for viewers. The session I’m overseeing will cover all of these topics and more, with real-world insights on the practical and technical aspects of the standard from the perspective of some of the brightest minds in the industry.”

Catapano’s presentation will focus on the technical challenges and considerations as it relates to the management of Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) metadata when implementing channel sharing to retain appropriate station level channel branding, service guide information, Service Level Agreement (SLA) verification, and to maintain FCC compliance.

Workflow integration for both centralized and distributed architectures will be discussed, along with the future transition to a simulcast operation for both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0.

Corl’s speaking session will describe a dynamic service distribution management platform that provides oversight and control for delivering content over multiple heterogeneous distribution channels — primarily ATSC 3.0 and broadband.

The presentation will explain how a platform that uses feedback from clients consuming delivered content can be used to optimize the various distribution channels, including adjusting broadcast physical layer characteristics as well as the content that is being delivered over those channels.