ATSC Schedules Seminar on Mobile DTV

The ATSC Mobile DTV Seminar planned for Feb. 3, 2010 in Washington D.C. should provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Mobile DTV. The morning seminar session is an overview of the major elements in the ATSC Mobile DTV Standard (A/153). The afternoon session focuses on strategies for implementation and operation of broadcast facilities, services and the status of industry testing and trials.

Presenters include Wayne Bretl from Zenith/LGE, who will explain the physical layer; Rich Chernock from Triveni Digital, who's set to discuss the transport/IP; Art Allison from NAB who will cover application and interactivity; and ION's Brett Jenkins who will be explaining presentation.

Mike Bergman from Kenwood will provide an update on the Consumer Electronics Association's mobile DTV special interest group. Jay Adrick (Harris) covers system design, while Peter Mataga (Roundbox) will be explaining coverage extension, signaling, and the electronic service guide. Dave Benco (Rohde and Schwarz) will be there to discuss single frequency networks. And Anne Schelle from OMVC is scheduled to deliver the final paper, "Mobile DTV: It's Really Here."

Mark Aitken from Sinclair will guide the wrap-up session.

For more information, see 2010 ATSC Seminar on Mobile DTV. Cost is $75 for ATSC members and $125 for non-members.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack. A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.