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Sinclair, Harman collaborating on broadcast TV platform for cars

January 10, 2019 / MIKE MINOTTI

Sinclair is staying busy at CES drumming up excitement around the ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV standards. The company’s latest move looks to capitalize on the technology’s mobile reception capabilities.Sinclair announced a nonbinding agreement today with audio specialist Harman and Korean mobile operator SK Telecom to develop and launch digital broadcasting network-based automotive electronics technology for global markets. In other words, the companies want to design a way for drivers and passengers to receive terrestrial broadcast signals inside of moving vehicles.The potential platform could also be used for sending secure firmware updates, updating maps and handling V2X certificate management via terrestrial digital broadcasting facilities.The companies are already planning on introducing their automotive platform and related equipment at the 2019 NAB Show taking place April 6-11 in Las Vegas. In addition to technologies for use in the U.S., the companies will also work ...