StreamScope: The Pearl Of ATSC 3.0 Rollout


Pearl TV, the ATSC 3.0-focused business organization comprised of more than 220 network-affiliated TV stations, has selected Triveni Digital‘s StreamScope XM Verifier for receiving, verifying, and recording next-gen broadcast streams in the ROUTE protocol.

StreamScope XM Verifier gives Pearl TV stations a comprehensive view of the ATSC 3.0 service, allowing them to verify a wide range of ATSC 3.0 quality-assurance metrics — including video, metadata, STLTP, ROUTE/MMTP, IP routes, and RF — via easy-to-digest video thumbnails that simplify quality assurance.

“As we enter the next era of broadcast television, stations need tools that reduce the complexity of the ATSC 3.0 standard,” said Pearl TV Chief Engineer Bob Chase. “Triveni Digital’s StreamScope XM Verifier is exactly what broadcasters require to get a quick, complete view of the health of their ATSC 3.0 streams. One of the features that our members find invaluable is being able to focus on one or two streams and temporarily ignore the rest via the system’s video thumbnail view. It’s a convenient and simple way to address service assurance issues on the go.”

Beyond ATSC 3.0 stream verification, the system allows users to record and manage PCAP files for playback. Pearl TV stations are running StreamScope XM Verifier software on laptops for added efficiency, cost savings, and ease of use. Using the service assurance software, stations can validate that their ATSC 3.0 operations are running smoothly via customizable, at-a-glance dashboards; real-time graphs, charts, and tables; and video rendering and rotating thumbnails.

“Pearl TV stations are using our new StreamScope XM Verifier in conjunction with the GuideBuilder XM signaling and announcement generator, and it’s a winning combo for delivering high-quality ATSC 3.0 streams,” said Ralph Bachofen, VP/Sales & Marketing at Triveni Digital. “We introduced StreamScope XM Verifier to round out our DTV service quality assurance portfolio, and we are excited that Pearl TV recognizes its simplicity and power for visual verification of ATSC 3.0 video, audio, and metadata.”

Pearl TV includes Cox Media Group, the E.W. Scripps Company, Graham Media Group, Hearst Television, Meredith Local Media Group, Nexstar Media Group, Gray Television, and TEGNA.