August 2019 Meeting: NextGen

NextGen Broadcasting (formerly known as ATSC 3.0) is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based digital broadcasting system that will enable broadcasters to transmit cinema-quality video and audio to viewers wherever they and their devices are.  NextGen Broadcasting addresses the pressing technical and policy problems facing broadcasting: “The incredibly shrinking broadcast band,” coverage gaps caused by interference, terrain and distance and basic incompatibility with computers and mobile devices.

Many thanks to John Wilkie for the August 2019 presentation.

About Our Speaker

John Wilkie is a member of SBE Chapter 36, and a broadcast engineer, journalist, coder, and expert witness.  He was the principal of EtherGuide Systems, where he created the first freestanding PSIP generator which included support for the Navajo language. He is an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and has participated in the development of SMPTE and Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards.  He is a native San Diegan, a graduate of Samuel F.B. Morse High School and attended San Diego City College. John is currently “in training” for an anticipated appointment in the field of US spectrum and telecommunications policy.