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S33-159r2 Service Announcement 30 August 2016

Advanced Television Systems Committee

1776 K Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20006


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Doc. S33-159r2

30 August 2016

ATSC Candidate Standard:
Service Announcement

The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.

Specifically, ATSC is working to coordinate television standards among different communications media focusing on digital television, interactive systems, and broadband multimedia communications. ATSC is also developing digital television implementation strategies and presenting educational seminars on the ATSC standards.

ATSC was formed in 1982 by the member organizations of the Joint Committee on InterSociety Coordination (JCIC): the Electronic Industries Association (EIA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Currently, there are approximately 150 members representing the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.

ATSC Digital TV Standards include digital high definition television (HDTV), standard definition television (SDTV), data broadcasting, multichannel surround-sound audio, and satellite direct-to-home broadcasting.

Note: The user's attention is called to the possibility that compliance with this standard may require use of an invention covered by patent rights. By publication of this standard, no position is taken with respect to the validity of this claim or of any patent rights in connection therewith. One or more patent holders have, however, filed a statement regarding the terms on which such patent holder(s) may be willing to grant a license under these rights to individuals or entities desiring to obtain such a license. Details may be obtained from the ATSC Secretary and the patent holder.

This specification is being put forth as a Candidate Standard by the TG3/S33 Specialist Group. This document is an editorial revision of the Working Draft (S33-159r0) dated 17 September 2015. All ATSC members and non-members are encouraged to review and implement this specification and return comments to ATSC Members can also send comments directly to the TG3/S33 Specialist Group. This specification is expected to progress to Proposed Standard after its Candidate Standard period.

Revision History



Candidate Standard approved

24 November 2015

Revised Candidate Standard approved

30 August 2016

Standard approved


Table of Contents


1.1Organization 5

2.References 5

2.1Normative References 5

3.Definition of Terms 6

3.1Compliance Notation 6

3.2Treatment of Syntactic Elements 6

3.2.1Reserved Elements 6

3.3Acronyms and Abbreviation 7

3.4Terms 7

4.System Overview 7

5.Service Announcement: Service Guide 7

5.1Introduction 7

5.2ATSC SG Data Model 8

5.2.1Overview 8

5.2.2ATSC 3.0 Service Guide Data Model 8 Fragment 9 Fragment 15 Fragment 16

5.3Example Description of New Code Points (To be defined later) 28

5.3.1A.2.v1 Capability Code 0x050913: ATSC 3.0 SHEVC Video 1 (To be defined later) 28

1.1.2Capability Code 0x050A: ATSC 3.0 HDR Video 28

1.1.3Capability Code 0x0200: AL-FEC as defined by RFC 6330 28

5.3.2A.2.a1 Capability Code 0x0518: ATSC 3.0 Coded Audio 1 (To be defined later) 28

5.4SG Data Encapsulation 28

5.5SG Delivery 29

5.5.1SG delivery over Broadcast 29

5.5.2SG delivery over Broadband 29

5.6SG Data Update and Management 29

6. Schema 30

Index of Tables

ATSC Candidate Standard:

Service Announcement

  1. SCOPE

The normative portions of this document define a standard for announcement of services in an ATSC 3.0 broadcast.


This document is organized as follows:

Section 1 – Outlines the scope of this document and provides a general introduction.

Section 2 – Lists references and applicable documents.

Section 3 – Provides a definition of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations for this document.

Section 4 – System Overview : Service Announcement & Personalization

Section 5 – Service Announcement : Service Guide

Annex A –Schema

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