ATSC & CableLabs to “harmonize” DTV specs

December 13, 2002

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs) have signed an agreement to “harmonize” their technical specifications for interactive television.

The agreement provides an architectural framework that defines a combination of elements of the existing ATSC DASE standard and the CableLabs OCAP specifications to achieve a compatible standard.

The ATSC and CableLabs said they would work with other standards organizations to maximize compatibility in an effort to achieve global standardization.

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