Technical Committee Face to Face Meeting held during NAB2014

Las Vegas, April 9, 2014 – FOBTV Technical Committee held its face to face meeting on April 9th in Las Vegas Convention Center. The meeting was chaired Wenjun Zhang, chair of the TC and participated by FOBTV member all around the world.


Rich Chernock, Chair of ATSC gave an update of ATSC 3.0 from the perspective of FOBTV introduced the system layers, system requirements, physical layers, management protocol, application layers, NGTV video, HD enhancements, ATSC 3.0 UHD, Audio and schedule of ATSC 3.0 and etc.

Peter Siebert, Executive Director, Digital Video Broadcasting Project Office  gave an speech on the current activities undertook by DVB including the new features for CI plus v1.4, plus 2.0, DVB S2 extension, commercial plan for UHD, terrestrial development of DVB, IPv6, hybrid IPTV, companion screen ongoing and etc.

Kiyoshi Igarashi, Vice Director General of R&D Headquarters, Association of Radio Industries and Businesses introduced the status of ISDB system in Japan including frequency allocation, research and standardization status such as hybridcast, multimedia broadcasting and mobile multimedia broadcasting system.

Wenjun Zhang, Chief Scientist of National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television, China introduced the status of research and development of Chinese next generation broadcast system and the Chinese broadcast system requirement.

Pablo Angueira, professor from University of the Basque Country and co-chair of Physical Layer Group of Technical Committee introduced the recent and current activities on the development of TC-PHY MIMO study group, TC-PHY CLOUD study group, TC-PHY UHDTV study group and TC-PHY RETURN study group and call for contributions on the specific groups.

Yunfeng Guan, CTO of National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television, co-chair of Network Layer Group gave the report on the development of Network Layer Group of Technical Committee on the TC-NTK Centric Protocol study group, Broadband Cooperation study group and Uplink MAC Layer study group and next step plan consideration of TC-NTK.

Gerard Faria, CTO of Teamcast and co-chair of Network Layer Group gave an supplementary introduction on the consideration the convergence of the network and collaborative efforts for FOBTV members. 

Youngkwon Lim from Samsung Electronics and co-chair of the Data and Management Layer Group participated the meeting from via teleconference. reported the updated the work of TC-D&M.

Masaru Takechi from NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories and co-chair of the Application Layer Group reported the updated the work of TC-APP of scope, key areas and working plan of application area. He introduced the application engine, service configuration signaling and the codec, available video coding scheme, 2D, 3D and multi-view applications and some consideration of video codec criteria and audio codec criteria were under study.

Toni Fiedler Director Marketing and Business Development APAC, Fraunhofer IIS introduced the latest development status of audio codec and future development consideration on the development of the next generation audio system.