The Mark One is the first ATSC 3.0 or NextGen TV smartphone

16 October 2020, 05:15:25

The Mark One is the first ATSC 3.0 or NextGen TV smartphoneThe Mark One is an Android smartphone with a built-in Saankhya Labs SL4000 ATSC 3.0 receiver chip for NextGen TV reception, tuning and demodulation. It has an embedded antenna and is an unlocked AT&T and T-Mobile compatible device. It is created by ONE Media 3.0 for the Sinclair Broadcast Group. This week, the first of hundreds of production sample phones have been delivered to the group as part of its strategy to ensure that NextGen TV one day is an integral part of mobile phones and other devices.

Sinclair is in talks with two large MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) that ride on the AT&T and T-Mobile wireless networks about offering the phone, says Mark Aitken, President of ONE Media 3.0 and senior vice president of technology at Sinclair, who declined to identify the operators.

"There are millions of MVNO subscribers that would be ripe for the picking so to speak with a smartphone of this sort. That's one of the reasons for pushing so hard to get this phone to a ready state," says Aitken, adding that at the moment the Mark One is not ready for mass consumer sales but that "it's not far away."

With a 3.0 smartphone on the way to potentially millions of consumers, it will be easier for the station group to implement another key aspect of its NextGen TV deployment strategy: state government mandates requiring smartphones to be built with 3.0 receivers.

"We are in the process of getting legislation into multiple states, specifically state house and senate legislation in New York at the moment, for a mandate to include ATSC 3.0 receivers in smartphones because of the public safety and public service side of the standard," he says.

In July, New York State Senator Kevin Parker and Clyde Vanel (State Assembly Chairman, Internet and New Technology Subcommittee) introduced legislation (S8797) mandating the inclusion of the 3.0 receiver chip in portable electronic devices defined in the bill as "any handheld mobile telephone… personal digital assistant (PDA), or handheld device with mobile data access."

"On and after January first, Two Thousand Twenty-Two, no manufacturer shall provide for sale in this state any portable electronic device not equipped with an ATSC 3.0 chip," the legislation reads.Source

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