South Korea launched 4K UHD TV using the ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standard as a 24/7 over-the-air broadcast service on May 31.
A contact at Fraunhofer passed along a blog the company has written about the event that is informative. The piece, “South Korea Launches UHD TV With MPEG-H Audio,” focuses on the immersive audio system, which is understandable because that’s what Fraunhofer brings to the table as relates to ATSC 3.0.
The ATSC 3.0 standard allows regions -in this case a country- to select between MPEG-H and Dolby’s AC-4 audio system for next-gen TV. In the United States, the decision has been made to use AC-4.
However, the blog is an interesting read for broadcasters, regardless of where they are located.