The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

ATSC 3.0 Series Module 5: ATSC 3.0 ROUTE Protocol

Instructional Method: Now Available ON DEMAND


This webinar provides an overview of ROUTE, or “Real-Time Object Delivery Over Unidirectional Transport.” One of the two application-layer transport protocols specified in ATSC 3.0 standards for the delivery of media services and other data over IP-based broadcast system, ROUTE is specified in the ATSC A/331 standard, and has broad utility in supporting the delivery of real-time (RT) streaming services (e.g., linear TV) and non-real-time (NRT) content (e.g., file-based services) for end-user consumption, as well as signaling, application-related documents, DRM metadata and other types of data for use by receiving devices and application software. Besides reviewing the content delivery aspects of the ROUTE protocol, this presentation also describes the service signal mechanisms defined for ATSC 3.0 that enable the discovery and acquisition of services and contents carried by ROUTE.

ATSC 3.0 Webinar Series

  • Module 1: Introduction to ATSC 3.0, ON DEMAND
  • Module 2: Overview of the Physical Layer, ON DEMAND
  • Module 3: Understanding and Implementating the ATSC 3.0 Transport and Physical Layers, ON DEMAND
  • Module 4: MPEG Media Transport Standard and its Use in ATSC 3.0, ON DEMAND
  • Module 5: ATSC 3.0 ROUTE Protocol, ON DEMAND

Charles LoAbout Your Instructors: Charles Lo, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Fora Organization

Charles Lo is a Principal Engineer at Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Fora organization. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and in his career has worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Bell Communications Research, AirTouch Communications, Vodafone, and Qualcomm, in a variety of telecommunications and broadcast TV systems engineering, management and industry standardization roles. Charles chairs the S33-1 group responsible for the development of ATSC 3.0 transport, signaling and synchronization protocols and mechanisms spanning from the Application level down through IP to the Link Layer, inclsuive.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

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If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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