In 2016 NAB Show, one of the topics of conversation common version was the standard ATSC digital televison 3.0 that is about to be published. All experts agree ensure that you have a significant change, getting very close to what is today the DVB T2.

Beyond the technological advantages offered by this new version of US digital television standard, such as transmission to any device and image in 4K, also it speculates on the geopolitical background that this model involves.

Some commentators argue that the ATSC 3.0 is the first step towards integration with the European model DVB T2, for which they would already be in talks between the US and the European Union in order to reach a single model of digital television, as analog TV worked.

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Why? The main motivation would be economic, since the existence of four different models of digital television would be generating restrictions and cost overruns technology manufacturers, compared when the transmission was analog and a TV could work anywhere in the world. This situation becomes more notoriety with a globalized economy.

Although these are speculations in the industry that have no official confirmation so far, calling attention to increasingly more authorized that speak of this scenario and consider it as a viable option voices. Will we have a single model of global digital TV? Only time will tell.

I am attentive to your comments on the radio and television industry in rsanta@tvyvideo.com

Richard St.
Author: Richard St.
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Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.

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