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Alticast ends 5-year ATSC 3.0 absence, suggesting smartphone support

Finally, an ATSC 3.0 hardware newsflash we can get behind. The announcement arrived not from the US, however, but from South Korea – the sole other ATSC 3.0-driven country – as multiscreen platform vendor Alticast began porting its software onto the dongles of an unknown local hardware manufacturer called LowaSIS. Alticast’s recent ATSC 3.0 heat map has strongly implied an end to the Korean firm’s exploits in the field, last announcing a joint showcase with encoding firm Triveni Digital at the 2014 NAB New York show. Five years later, the latest East-coast version of the broadcast event has sparked the vendor back into life, encouraged perhaps by Synamedia’s disruptive entrance last week, as well as the recent consumer branding of…

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