ARK tests edge caching over next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0

Broadcast company ARK Multicasting has tested edge caching of video content over next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0.

ATSC 3.0 is the latest standard from the Advanced Television Systems Committee which determines how TV signals are broadcast and interpreted.

The benefits of ATSC 3.0 for consumers include improved reception, 4K UHD resolution, HDR, and Dolby Atmos support⁠—all over-the-air.

Madeleine Noland, President of the ATSC, said:

“It’s very...

Verizon and Cisco use edge 5G to improve entertainment venues

Verizon and Cisco will use 5G at the edge to make venues better and safer as fans begin to return.

COVID-19 halted the physical events industry. As venues begin to reopen, major changes will be necessary to ensure visitors are safe including things such as contactless physical access, crowd management, and seamless payments.

The partners’ solution will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband with mobile edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Aamir Hussain, SVP...