Mark Thursday (10/26) at 2pm Pacific on your calendar if you or a colleague plan to attend the SMPTE 2017 Technical Conference in Los Angeles.
That’s when Triveni Digital’s Mark Coral, SVP of Emergent Technology Development, will present his latest findings on the post-FCC auction repack process and broadcast TV needs associated with the transition to next-gen broadcast technology.
Corl will appear on the panel “The Broadcast Guide to Surviving the Repack, Channel Sharing and Upcoming Transition to ATSC 3.0,” and will provide broadcasters with wha Triveni calls “salient information about the next-generation standard and activities surrounding it to ensure a quick and streamlined transition.”
Corl said, “The ATSC 3.0 standard is on the verge of completion, which will provide broadcasters with a wide range of benefits based on the ability to comprehensively distribute a hybrid mix of broadcast and broadband IP content to fixed and mobile receivers for the very first time. Yet, it will also require a steep learning curve for broadcasters.”
He adds that his presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the repack, “exploring channel sharing options and ways that broadcasters can ensure a smooth migration to the next-generation broadcast television system while still supporting the current legacy broadcast infrastructure for the duration of the expected transition phase.”
Corl’s presentation takes place during a four-part speaking session titled “Next-generation TV Part 1 — Not Your Father’s Television,” chaired by Bobby White, director of engineering at Sunset Bronson Studios.
During his presentation, Corl will explore the different opportunities and benefits of channel sharing, including centralized, distributed, and cloud approaches for the generation and management of metadata between two channel-sharing stations. Broadcasters will learn which PSIP method best fits their requirements under the repack to retain appropriate station-level channel branding and service guide information, while maintaining FCC compliance. Additionally, the presentation will give an overview of strategies for getting up to speed with the new broadcast television standard in a real-world environment.
At Triveni Digital, Corl determines the strategic direction of the company. He has been a key leader for nearly 20 years, with extensive contributions in product engineering and architecture. He is heavily involved with the ATSC efforts to standardize the next generation of broadcast TV—Corl is currently the chair of the ATSC 3.0 Ad-Hoc Group on Interactive Content (S34-4), the chair of the ATSC 1.0 Ad-Hoc Group on the 3.0 transition (TG1-10), and the vice chair of the ATSC Personalization and Interactivity Implementation Team.