Definition

ATV (advanced television)

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ATV (Advanced Television) is the name given by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to digital TV ( DTV ), the use of digital transmission of video and audio information on broadcast channels and cable TV . ATV includes both high-definition television ( HDTV ), a format for digital video compression, transmission, and presentation and also the creation of additional channels on the current analog 6 MHz channel.

For additional information, see HDTV .

This was last updated in January 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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