A consortium of station groups pledges to launch the new next-gen transmission standard in top markets by the end of next year. But while broadcasters seem to have found consensus on how to get 3.0 signals on-air, their long-term plans for business models are still unclear. And there are also some tough decisions broadcasters will need to make about what kind of single frequency network they need to build out.
The official count from Las Vegas is 91,460, down 1.6% from 92,912 in 2018. The 2018 total was off 10.2% from 103,443 in 2017.