SMPTE tech conference author proposes use of on-channel MDTV repeaters, broadband to enhance experience of on-premise sports fans

As broadcasters seek out new ways to monetize their DTV sub-channels, mobile DTV channels and main HD channel as part of their 19.4Mb/s digital television stream, they may want to consider an interesting proposal from Gustavo Marra, Manager Application Engineering at ATEME.

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At the 2011 Annual SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, CA, Marra presented a paper outlining the use of existing technology, including low-power on-channel mobile DTV repeaters combined with wireless broadband technology, to provide sports fans in arenas and stadiums with exclusive live TV content to enhance their on-site experience.

In this week’s video podcast Marra explains the proposal.