The Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) based on ATSC 3.0 will save lives and renew broadcasters’ role as “first informers.” It turns out that the first AWARN alert prototypes are also pioneering some of the core business enhancements and new services that promise major financial upsides for the television broadcasting industry.
Addressing the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention on Oct. 10, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai highlighted the importance of Advanced Emergency Alerting services and ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV.
AWARN will not only save lives, but also cement their central role in public safety for new generations of Americans.
John Lawson, the executive director of AWARN, discusses what emergency alerting will look like when the next generation television system, ASTC 3.0, arrives.
The upcoming transition to a new digital television standard will require a cultural shift within public television, station executives heard during a meeting examining opportunities and challenges of the new technology.
Broadcasters got a taste of what to expect with mobile alerts with ATSC 3.0 when the New York and New Jersey bombing suspect was apprehended, thanks in part to 90-character Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).
TVTechnology asked folks to answer 10 questions about “Next-gen TV,” the consumer appellation for the TV content distributed over new technology from the Advanced Television Systems Committee.
This petition asks the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules to allow broadcasters to use the signaling portion of the physical layer of the new ATSC 3.0 (“Next Generation TV”) broadcast standard, while they continue to deliver current generation DTV broadcast service to their communities.
In its latest filing in support of the joint petition seeking FCC approval for broadcasters’ voluntary implementation of Next Gen TV, America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) extols the virtues of ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV generally and specifically its public safety applications, including AWARN.
The first half of 2016 has seen a flurry of inquiries and proposed rules by the Federal Communications (FCC) regarding emergency alerting. One noteworthy FCC public notice relates to a report the FCC was directed by Congress to prepare on possibilities for delivering earthquake-related emergency alerts using the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).