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ITU Backs ATSC 3.0 as International Standard

The International Telecommunications Union has recommended adopting ATSC 3.0 as its digital broadcast standard. 

The U.S.-backed standard allows broadcasters to deliver 4K video to mobile devices, deliver interactive advertising and alerts and much more. 

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"The decision by the ITU is yet another signal that digital terrestrial broadcasting has a bright future ahead,” said ATSC Board chair Lynn Claudy, SVP of the National Association of Broadcasters. 

Sinclair was a leading force in the ITU recommendation process, according to ATSC President Madeleine Noland. Sinclair has long advocated and worked for a robust mobile digital standard.