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Avanci Broadcast welcomes ADTH as a licensee

Avanci Broadcast, the one-stop licensing platform for ATSC 3.0 / NEXTGEN TV, today announced that Atlanta DTH (ADTH) has joined as a licensee.

“We are proud to welcome Atlanta DTH, the first vendor to produce officially certified NEXTGEN TV upgrade accessory receivers, as a licensee,” said Ilkka Rahnasto, Senior Vice President at Avanci Broadcast. “ADTH has a strong track record as a leading supplier of direct-to-home cable and satellite equipment and an innovator in media related communications systems. We appreciate their confidence in our independent, one-stop solution.”

Avanci Broadcast is an independent intermediary which streamlines the licensing process, offering makers of products such as TVs and set-top boxes a single agreement covering the ATSC 3.0 standard essential patents (SEPs) of all its licensors, avoiding the need to negotiate individual bi-lateral agreements with each. The patent owners licensing through Avanci Broadcast collectively own more than 80% of all families containing patents declared essential for ATSC 3.0, reflecting significant contributions to the development of the standard.

“We are confident that Avanci Broadcast will play a significant role in accelerating the adoption and growth of NEXTGEN TV,” adds Ivy Shou, President of ADTH. “By removing uncertainty around licensing, the Avanci Broadcast platform ensures we can focus on providing solutions for content broadcasters to expand their service offerings to existing and new customers.”

ADTH was the first vendor to produce officially certified ATSC 3.0 NEXTGEN TV upgrade accessory receivers. The ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box is powered by Tolka ATSC 3 Stack software. Working in collaboration with Pearl TV’s FastTrack program, Tolka Telecommunications Corporation ensured that the ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box meets the requirements of the Consumer Technology Association NEXTGEN TV logo program and the expectations of ATSC 3.0 TV broadcasters. Designed for use with household TV receivers, set-top boxes, in-car receivers, mobile phones, tablets or computers, Tolka ATSC 3 Stack enables television viewers to experience NEXTGEN TV free-to-air television programs on Android and Linux platforms. Business Wire

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