This document was developed to provide broadcasters with ATSC 3.0 information that can inform investment and technical decisions required to move from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0. It also guides broadcasters who are planning for its adoption while also planning for channel changes during the FCC Spectrum Repack Program.

Read this guide to learn:

  • The ins and outs of ATSC 3.0
  • A full technical primer on ATSC 3.0's architechure 
  • Steps on how to implement ATSC 3.0 in the real world

This document, finalized October 11, 2016, and updated May 12, 2017 to version 2.0, will be updated periodically as insight and additional information is made available from industry testing and implementation of the new standard. Updates to the Guide are open to input from all companies and individuals that wish to contribute. Those interested in suggesting changes or updates to this document can do so by emailing


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