ATSC, CableLabs to Coordinate Interactive DTV Specs

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Cable Television Labs have agreed to synchronize their technical specifications for interactive DTV. The agreement provides the architectural framework defining a combination of existing ATSC DASE standards and CableLabs OCAP specifications to reach a common standard.

The two organizations will work with other standards organizations to try and achieve global standardization for interactive DTV.

ATSC is a standards organization tasked with promoting the U.S. DTV standard worldwide; CableLabs is a consortium of cable MSO's developing an open standard for consumer cable devices.