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In ATSC 3.0—for the first time ever—the broadcast platform is built on the same Internet Protocol backbone as today’s popular streaming media platforms, allowing broadcast to break free from the box and push broadcast to mobile, cars, gaming consoles...anywhere.


Also known as NEXTGEN TV, ATSC 3.0 also allows broadcast to play by Internet rules, giving your audience choice and an overall enhanced experience that they have now come to expect from your competitors. Consumers want to enjoy their content on the move, demanding personalization and choice.


ATSC 3.0 is designed to bring together Over-the-Air with Over-the-Top content, enabling broadcasters to keep pace with digital platforms that already offer many of the features and benefits of ATSC 3.0, such as immersive audio and customized audio content like offering much more flexible language options and the ability to access different commentators during sporting events. Only Telos Alliance has the tools you need to transition to ATSC 3.0 audio, fast.


Telos Alliance ATSC 3.0 Solutions



Linear Acoustic LA-5300 Broadcast Audio Processor


Get on the air quickly with everything you need for ATSC 3.0 audio. LA-5300 includes upmixing, loudness control, audience measurement watermarking, monitoring, and the transmission of Dolby Atmos content through Dolby AC-4 encoding. Learn more. 

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Linear Acoustic UPMAX ISC Immersive Soundfield Controller


UPMAX ISC upmixes stereo or legacy surround formats to immersive in preparation for encoding by any codec supporting immersive audio, including Dolby Digital Plus™ JOC or Dolby AC-4 and MPEG-H for ATSC 3.0/NEXTGEN TV transmission. Learn more. 


Minnetonka AudioTools


ATS is your complete Atmos toolkit for file-based workflow orchestration, including Linear Acoustic ISC for upmixing stereo or legacy surround formats to immersive audio, Dolby Digital Plus JOC encoding, and MPEG-H encoding for ATSC 3.0 applications. Learn more.

ATSC 3.0:  Broadcast + Broadband & EAS

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ATSC 3.0 Resources

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ATSC 3.0 Dolby Audio Handbook

This handbook provides ATSC 3.0 broadcasters in North America with the documentation, support, and resources required to move from AC-3 to AC-4 audio in the transition from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0, with a specific focus on the practical and technical considerations integrating AC-4 into ATSC 3.0 workflows.

Download the PDF here.

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"To Win with ATSC 3.0, You Can't Ignore the Audio"— Article from Telos Alliance's Larry Schindel

In TV Technology's ebook on ATSC 3.0, our own Larry Schindel talks about the benefits of ATSC 3.0 audio and NEXTGEN TV, why you can't afford to ignore this part of the equation, and the right tools from Linear Acoustic to win with ATSC 3.0.

Download the PDF here.  


Blog: Making Sense of the Next Generation of TV Audio

The emergence of immersive audio and the deployment of ATSC 3.0 has introduced an entirely new television audio lexicon. Here, we help untangle the ball of TV audio twine.

Read the blog.

The Benefits of ATSC 3.0


Immersive Audio

ATSC 3.0/NEXTGEN TV delivers a fully immersive audio experience to viewers by adding additional overhead channels. The result is a compelling, all-encompassing audio experience that makes your audience feel like they have been pulled right into the middle of the action.

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Dialog Intelligibility

The spoken word remains at the heart of television audio but can sometimes be difficult to hear in an immersive mix. The MPEG-H and Dolby AC-4 audio codecs in provide dialog enhancements and improved intelligibility, something all viewers will appreciate.



There's more to ATSC 3.0 than just captivating immersive audio. It also delivers personalized audio by giving broadcasters the tools they need to give their viewers more choices. Now, consumers can choose their preferred language, pick their favorite sports announcer, and take advantage of improved audio description capabilities.

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Watermarking is the key to ATSC 3.0's success. It protects broadcasters content and gives audience measurement across all platforms where audiences consume content.

Additional ATSC 3.0 Resources