DTS has withdrawn its proposed DTS:X audio system from consideration as the audio standard for ATSC 3.0, Mark Richer, president of the Advanced Television Standards Committee, confirmed today via email.
However, the company will remain a member of ATSC and will continue to be an active participant in the ATSC 3.0 standardization process, according to Richer.
The first public hint that DTS:X was no longer a contender came in the latest ATSC online newsletter, which excluded the DTS proposal from its list of systems under consideration to be the audio component of the next-generation digital television standard.
Two proposed systems remain: Dolby AC-4 from Dolby Laboratories and MPEG-H, being offered by the MPEG-H Audio Alliance, which includes Fraunhofer, Qualcomm and Technicolor. Both systems support immersive audio and viewer personalization of the listening experience.
No one from DTS was available for comment.