MSTV Applauds Mobile Standard Adoption

On the heels of last week’s formal adoption of a mobile digital television standard for U.S. broadcasters, The Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) has issued a statement praising the work of those companies and individuals who helped to make it all possible.

MSTV’s president, David Donovan, referred to the new standard as “an essential component” of the country’s wireless infrastructure and said that it would lead to new digital services to benefit local communities.

“Congratulations to the ATSC for its tremendous effort to adopt a mobile DTV standard in record time,” Donovan said. “Local television broadcasters may now move forward with a uniquely local mobile broadcast system. Not only will this provide a new venue for watching local news and sports, it will create a critical platform for emergency communications.”

Donovan also expressed thanks to the Open Mobile Video Coalition, Harris Corp., LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Rhode & Schwarz for their efforts in working with MSTV to test the new system.