Television Broadcast technology is headed into a new era—as demonstrated by the presenters at the Broadcast-Broadband Convergence B²C Lab Open House.
The Open House held on May 11 and May 12, 2023, at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI), Humber College, Toronto, explored multi-sectoral applications of the new ATSC 3.0 television broadcast standard.
The two-day event witnessed ten presentations by industry leaders, lab industry partners and stakeholders, including Triveni Digital, Sinclair Broadcasting Group/ONE Media, ETRI South Korea, Avateq Corp and PBS North Carolina , who shared with the attendees their developments on ATSC 3.0.
While the demonstration and discussions reflected the broader broadcast industry landscape including new datacasting features capable in the IP-based standard, the crux of their developments was the same—improving our lives through delivering new services to consumers and businesses.
The inventions ranged from improving emergency response services to creating remote learning spaces for regions without access to consistent internet to advancing in-vehicle travel leisure experiences.
Over 100 participants, including Canadian and U.S industry partners, a global community of research scientists, Humber faculty, staff and students, attended the event.
Speaking to Humber Press, Orest Sushko, Director, B²C Lab, said the Open House was intended to be an introduction to ATSC 3.0 for some Canadian stakeholders and a refresher for others.
“While the event was an opportunity to bring the industry up to date with this relatively new technology, the intention is also to spark the creation of a marketplace of ideas and simulate dialogue amongst the attendees."
—Orest Sushko, Director, B²C Lab
Watch the video below to find out what the presenters had to say at the event.
The Open House was a celebration of advancing technology, the opportunities it creates and the space it opens up for the digital transformation of a variety of industries as well as offering improvements to community and critical services through social innovation.
Humber Press will be publishing a detailed rundown of the event, along with exclusive interviews with some of the presenters, in the upcoming issue of SPARK. Stay tuned for the next SPARK issue.
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We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.