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Advanced Television Systems Committee

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Advanced Television Systems Committee
Established1982; 42 years ago (1982)
  • United States
Area served
Madeleine Noland
President Emeritus
Mark Richer

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international nonprofit organization developing technical standards for digital terrestrial television and data broadcasting. ATSC's 120-plus member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite and semiconductor industries.

ATSC was initially formed in 1983 to develop a first-generation digital television standard that could replace existing analog transmission systems. The new digital system became known as "ATSC 1.0." ATSC 1.0 is in use in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Honduras and also in the Dominican Republic.

ATSC then developed a next-generation digital television standard known as "ATSC 3.0.” ATSC 3.0 was commercially deployed in South Korea in May 2017[1] and was approved for voluntary use in the United States in November 2017.[2]

See also

  • ATSC standards
  • ATSC tuner
  • Broadcast flag – Bits in a digital television program that indicates recording restrictions
  • CEA-708 – Standard for closed captioning for ATSC digital television


  1. ^ Jeon, Jay (September 3, 2018). "SPOTLIGHT: SOUTH KOREA - Consumers Begin to Embrace Next Gen TV". ATSC : NextGen TV. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  2. ^ "FCC Authorizes Next Gen TV Broadcast Standard". Federal Communications Commission. November 20, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2022.