The Elenos Group, through its Broadcast Electronics subsidiary, is a proud new supplier to the ATSC 3.0 market. As part of its entry into this exciting market, one of the plans newly appointed Broadcast Electronics COO Perry Priestley has is to target medium and small-sized TV stations, which he believes are under-served. Priestley plans to get those stations started on an ATSC 3.0 implementation plan, inexpensively, using a partnership with DigiCAP.
Under this new agreement, DigiCAP will provide the Elenos Group with DigiCaster, an all-in-one ATSC 3.0 broadcast gateway with eight (8) critical functions of an ATSC 3.0 headend virtualized and placed onto a commercial off-the-shelf (“COTS”) server. Because virtualized services can be turned on at will, Priestley says ATSC 3.0 involvement can be jump-started at a low cost by turning on just the basics. When ATSC 3.0 business models and revenue rise, other services can be activated as money becomes available to support them.
With ATSC 3.0 startup costs reduced, Priestley says there are now two very strong reasons why even the smallest broadcaster should start their ATSC 3.0 investment as soon as possible.
Inside every BE transmitter/translator/exciter is the world renowned “ProTelevision supercomputer”, or “PTV inside”, which allows a station to operate today on ATSC, but in just two minutes swop to ATSC3.0 without any hardware changes.
First, it’s important to test how a station’s ATSC 3.0 signal works in the confines of their FCC licensed signal area.
Second, it is beneficial to start the FCC countdown clock. The FCC requires stations to broadcast both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 signals simultaneously for a period of five years once their transition begins. The sooner a station starts the clock with dual transmissions, the sooner the burden of maintaining two live broadcast streams ends.
Elenos Group and BE are proud to be part of this exciting moment in broadcast history.
DigiCAP Ltd. develops digital content protection and distribution systems for a broad array of broadcasters and telecommunication companies and governmental bodies, worldwide. The company offers end-to-end solutions for ATSC 3.0, standards-based broadcast delivery platforms, including: Signaling, Electronic Service Guide (ESG), Multiplexer, Broadcast Gateway (Scheduler), and IRDs. DigiCAP has a long history of delivering technologies and specialized services for the diverse business models of customers and partners in digital terrestrial broadcast, satellite, IPTV, OTT, and telecommunication services. Founded in 2000, DigiCAP is based in Seoul, South Korea.