An ‘Irie’ Time For ATSC In Two Weeks


The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has revealed the dates for an upcoming ATSC 3.0 Jamaica Bootcamp and Seminar.

ATSC is collaborating with the Jamaica DSO Regulatory and Technical Committee, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica and the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) to produce the event. It will take place July 11-14, at the Ocean Coral Springs Resort and Conference Center in Trelawny.

Due east of Falmouth, Jamaica, the newly built five-star beachfront resort will play host to an in-depth technical workshop intended for station engineers who are getting ready to launch ATSC 3.0.

The remaining two-and-a-half days will provide attendees with an overview of ATSC 3.0 technology and the opportunities it can facilitate for the benefit of the Jamaican people.

“The seminar is for a broad audience of regulators, engineers, station managers, and government authorities,” the ATSC says.

“ATSC is excited that Jamaica has selected ATSC 3.0 for its transition to a digital television transmission (DTT) system and joins the growing number of countries deploying ATSC 3.0 technologies across the globe,” said ATSC President Madeleine Noland. “I am thrilled to be joining regulatory officials, broadcasters, and our members in bringing this educational event to Jamaica.”

Cordel Green, Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica and Chairman of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) Regulatory and Technical Committee, commented, “Jamaica now joins South Korea and the USA in pioneering the deployment of ATSC 3.0 (Next Generation TV), the world’s latest and most advanced television transmission standard. There is much work yet to be done and this Bootcamp and Seminar will help television broadcasters and other stakeholders with planning to make a success of this project.”

He adds that the Broadcasting Commission has also strengthened Jamaica’s implementation capacity by bringing on board two seasoned professionals. Project Manager Trevor Libert is a certified professional with over 30 years of experience developing and managing large-scale integrated projects for ministries, departments, and agencies as well as financial institutions.

He is joined by Aldo Cugnini, an ATSC 3.0 Technical Advisor and Advanced Television Systems Committee expert.