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Sinclair Broadcast’s ATSC 3.0 chipset may change the game for mobile TV

Chipsets don’t generally take center stage at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), let alone those dedicated to broadcast TV. But new silicon offering the first mobile-ready implementation of the ATSC 3.0 standard got a grand unveiling. The SL4000 chip was launched by Sinclair Broadcast subsidiary One Media 3.0. ATSC 3.0 is a next generation standard for US digital terrestrial TV (DTT) but has risked being so slow to come to market, that it would be rendered redundant by the growth in Internet viewing. This launch may be the kick the technology needs. Initially, several broadcast players were pinning their hopes onn pervading the mobile space, but in the past year, our sister service, Faultline Online Reporter – which covers digital…

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