Emmy Honors DTV Standards Groups

Three organizations tasked with developing the U.S. DTV standard have received Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Arts & Sciences.

The Awards, handed out at the 2009 International CES in Las Vegas, went to the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), the Advanced Television Test Center and the Advanced Television Evaluation Laboratory (CRC).

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Academy,” said Mark Richer, president of ATSC, as he accepted the award on behalf of the organization’s members. “The ATSC Standard was a groundbreaking technology with a highly flexible architecture that has enabled it to evolve to meet industry requirements such as mobile TV.”

Richer was accompanied by former ATSC chairman James McKinney and Executive Director Robert Hopkins, who led the ATSC during the initial development of the standard.