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Specialist Group on PSIP Metadata Communication

This resource serves members of the ATSC Specialists Group on PSIP Metadata Communication. The Programming Metadata Communication Protocol (PMCP) standard A/76 was published in November, 2004. TSG/S1 is currently working on an extension to PMCP for ACAP metadata, registering PMCP metadata in the SMPTE Metadata Dictionary, and on drafting a Guide to the Use of PMCP document.

This web page is intended for archive purposes only. Current PC activities can be found on the ATSC Enterprise site: http://members.atsc.org

Contact Information

TSG/S1 Chair – Art Allison, NAB, aallison@nab.org, 202-429 5418
TSG/S1 Vice-chair – Toufic Moubarak, Decisionmark, tmoubarak@decisionmark.com, 319-365 5597
TSG/S1 Secretary – Eric Piard, Florical Systems, eric.piard@florical.com, 352-372 8326

Future TSG/S1 Meetings

A complete listing of all ATSC Specialist Group meetings can be found on the ATSC Web site Meetings Page.

TSG (T3) Minutes
2003 2004 2005

December 13, 2002
January 9, 2003
January 23, 2003
February 13, 2003
March 14, 2003
March 27, 2003
April 17, 2003
May 1, 2003
May 12-13, 2003
May 29, 2003
June 10, 2003
June 17, 2003
July 15, 2003
July 29, 2003
August 19, 2003
September 2, 2003
September 25, 2003
October 8, 2003
October 20, 2003
November 4, 2003
November 10, 2003
November 18, 2003
November 24, 2003

January 8, 2004
January 28, 2004
February 10, 2004
March 2, 2004
March 16, 2004
April 6, 2004
April 27, 2004
May 11, 2004
June 1, 2004
June 22, 2004
July 6, 2004
July 20, 2004
August 3, 2004
August 17, 2004
August 31, 2004
September 7, 2004

July 21, 2005 (draft)
October 17, 2005
November 3, 2005 (draft)

2006
Administrative Documents

Scope statement
Work plan
Ad hoc groups
S1 contact list
Document log

Input and Reference Documents

Implementation Subcommittee PSIP working group report
Implementation Subcommittee Finding
Assumptions and Requirements
SMPTE metadata dictionary and KLV standards
SMPTE 334M standard - VANC Mapping for Bit-Serial Interface
TV-Anytime specification
MPEG-7 XML schema
A/57B draft standard and ballot comments
Triveni – An Open Interface to a DTV PSIP Generator (with XML schema)
Encoda BMS Standard Interface File Specifications – Playlist & Asrun Log
SMPTE/EBU Report on Bitstream Exchange
Metadata Carriage in Digital Television – paper by Rich Chernock and Mike Dolan
PMCP Extensions Requirements for Data Broadcasting - paper from ETRI
PMCP Schema (2005-08-22)
PMCP Requirements (2005-08-22)

Candidate Standards Documents

CS/76A, Part 1, "Candidate Standard: Programming Metadata Communication Protocol Standard, Rev. A"
CS/76A, Part 2 (Schema)

CS/76A incorporates various changes and includes a new informative Annex D that discusses the use of PMCP with the ATSC Data Broadcasting Standard (document A/90) and the ATSC Advanced Common Application Protocol Standard (ACAP, document A/101).

Standards Documents
A/76 PMCP Standard
A/76 Annex D electronic files (zip file)
Document Repository
All documents file index
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