Organizers of the IBC 2017 Innovation Awards have shortlisted ONE Media, TeamCast and Sinclair Broadcast Group in the content distribution category.
The companies are being considered for their Next Generation of Broadcast Platform project.
According to a press release jointly issued today by the companies, the project “reconsiders the traditional way” a terrestrial broadcast network is deployed and operated. One major difference is the implementation of a ‘standard agnostic’ transmitting technology as implemented by TeamCast.”
Sinclair has validated this next-gen broadcast platform beyond the lab with its deployment of an ATSC 3.0 single frequency network in the Baltimore area. The test began in March 2016. Currently, three SFN transmitters are deployed.
Experience gained from the deployment will help the broadcast group as it prepares for a future nationwide deployment, the press release said.
More information is available on the IBC website.