MPEG LA offers a single license for ATSC 3.0

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio License (“ATSC 3.0 License” or “License”), providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the broadcast standard of new generation developed by Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many US TV markets, enhances the TV experience with superior audio and video quality, improved compression efficiency, robust transmission for reception on fixed digital TVs and converters as well as mobile devices, and enhanced accessibility, personalization, interactivity and advanced emergency alert service capability.

“MPEG LA is proud to continue its role in supporting the broadcast industry’s next-generation terrestrial broadcast system that began with our licenses for the ATSC 1.0 standard and the MPEG-2 video compression standard used in ATSC 1.0. “said the President and CEO of MPEG LA. Larry Horn. “To facilitate the implementation of ATSC 3.0 and the potential that ATSC 3.0 brings to the market, our ATSC 3.0 license will continue MPEG LA’s rich and trusted tradition of meeting market needs for efficiency transactional and predictable to access the necessary intellectual property rights held by many different actors. organizations under a single license. We are especially proud to be joined in this effort by leading ATSC 3.0 developers around the world.

The original owners of the MPEG LA ATSC 3.0 license patents are CableTelevision Laboratories, Inc.; Cerinet USA Inc.; Communications Research Center Canada (CRC), part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung eV; Koninklijke KPN NV; Koninklijke Philips NV; NEC Corporation; Nippon Hoso Kyokai; ONE Media, LLC; Panasonic Corporation; Shanghai National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television Co., Ltd (NERC-DTV); and Sun Patent Trust.

The ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio License and a summary of the license terms can be obtained here.

MPEG LA’s goal is to provide worldwide access to as many essential ATSC 3.0 patents as possible to everyone, on the same terms and under a single license. Therefore, MPEG LA invites any party that believes it holds ATSC 3.0 essential patents to submit them for essentiality evaluation by MPEG LA patent experts and for inclusion in the license if deemed essential. . Interested ATSC 3.0 patent holders can request a copy of the Terms and Procedures Governing Patent Submissions here.


MPEG LA is the world’s leading provider of unique licenses for standards and other technology platforms. Beginning in the 1990s, he pioneered the modern patent pool helping to produce the most widely used standards in consumer electronics history and expanding access to other groundbreaking technologies. MPEG LA has managed licensing programs for a variety of technologies including over 25,000 patents in 94 countries with 270 patent holders and some 7,300 licensees. By helping users implement their technology choices, MPEG LA provides licensing solutions that provide access to core intellectual property, freedom to operate, reduced litigation risk, and predictability in the planning process. activities. For more information, visit

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