What is the FCC?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. possessions. www.FCC.gov
What is the FCC’s “free or RAND” licensing standard?
RAND is an abbreviation for reasonable and nondiscriminatory. The International Standards Group (ISO) uses the term RAND to describe terms to which a patent contributor to a standard must adhere.
What is the ATSC?
ATSC stands for the Advanced Television System Committee. For more information, visit www.atsc.org.
What is CUT FATT?
The Coalition United to Terminate Financial Abuses of the Television Transition (CUT FATT) was formed in 2008 by VIZIO and Westinghouse Digital to raise awareness about uncontrolled price gouging by ATSC patent holders and to protect American consumers.
What is DTV?
Digital Television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that will transform your television viewing experience. DTV enables broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality. It can also offer multiple programming choices, called multicasting, and interactive capabilities.*