SK Telecom, ONE Media, Sinclair Sign MoU on ATSC 3.0 Platform

At CES, the companies agreed to develop NG TV, or Next Generation TV, before July January 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS—South Korean wireless telecom company SK Telecom, Sinclair Broadcast Group and its subsidiary ONE Media have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas to build an ATSC 3.0 platform before July.

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“Working with Sinclair, SK Telecom’s media technology is now aiming to bring innovation to the global broadcast industry and create new growth engine,” Park Jung-ho, CEO and president of SK Telecom said.

The platform is called the NG TV platform—NG for Next Generation. It will deliver UHD-quality content, customized IP-based interactive services, personalized and location-based advertising, fixed and mobile broadcast service and emergency alerting. While initially targeted for the U.S. television industry, SK Telecom envisions expanding its use to India, according to an SK Telecom press release.

SK Telecom expects to be able to help in expanding the global ecosystem for next-generation broadcasting using its mobile IPTV and media technologies, the company said. SK Telecom brings MPEG Media Transport (MMT) technology and mobile MMT technology to the table, it said.

“The company will share its core infrastructure with global companies to come up with convergent business models that will create new business platforms,” said Park.

For a comprehensive list of TV Technology’s ATSC 3.0 coverage, see our ATSC3 silo.  

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