Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Chicago

WBBM, WFLD, WMAQ, WGN and WGBO are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Q&A WITH ALAN BULLOCK

Antenna Use Climbs Among Internet Homes, But NextGen TV Awareness Remains Low

A December 2023 report from Parks Associates revealed a couple of somewhat surprising research findings: 20% of U.S. internet households own a TV antenna, and 12% of those that don’t plan to buy one in six months.

CES: Roxi, Sinclair Work To Broadcast Music Video Channels Using ATSC 3.0

Roxi, the U.K. based music video service launching in the U.S. in the first quarter, is working with Sinclair to orchestrate three interactive music video channels using the new ATSC 3.0 technology early this year. Sinclair is handling advertising sales and other business and technical aspects of the channel, including distributing it in markets where Sinclair does not own TV stations.

NextGen TV At CES: TCL Joins Sony, Samsung, Hisense With Integrated NextGen Receivers

Another television manufacturer is joining the NextGen TV bandwagon, with the announcement on Monday that TCL is planning new TV models equipped with integrated NextGen TV capability. More than 100 NextGen […]

ADTH Offering NextGen TV Receiver Through Walmart.com

The ADTH NextGen TV set-top receiver, a certified and security verified device for reception of NextGen TV signals, is now available from Walmart.com, expanding distribution of the small receiver that’s […]

TVN TECH

For Broadcasters And Their Vendors, AI And IP Delivery Are Top Of Mind At CES

Organizers expect a larger turnout of attendees and exhibitors to CES in Las Vegas next week, where generative AI, IP delivery and new developments in NextGen TV are likely to draw broadcasters’ focus.

Best Of Talking TV: When Is NextGen TV Revenue Coming?

In this repeat of the Talking TV episode from March 17, John Hane, president and CEO of BitPath, shares an update on how far along the ATSC 3.0 consortium is toward building a national network that will support leasing data services and get cash registers finally ringing for broadcasters. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

TVN TECH

Hybridity, AI Top Tech Trends For ’24

Top executives from Tubi, Tegna, Sinclair, Cisco and Lawo told a TVNewsCheck webinar Tuesday that hybrid technology architectures and business models would be a major dynamic in 2024, along with an expanding and promising use of generative AI that also compels great caution. To watch the video of the full webinar, click here.

Two More Miami Television Stations Launch NextGen Broadcasts

WPLG and WSVN launch a second stick, bringing enhanced video and audio, interactive applications and upgradable technology to their free, over-the-air services.

WCRN-LD Boston Dropping 3.0, Going Back To ATSC 1.0

At issue is what the owner Frank Copsidas says are technical issues with a special version of ATSC 3.0 standard that the stations was using and that he hopes can be fixed.

ATSC 3.0 Audio Services: The How And Why

Radio can deliver audio services through a remarkably efficient, far-reaching system.

ATSC 3.0 Becomes One Of Two Finalists For Brazil’s Future TV 3.0 Standard

PILOT Launches 2023-24 Next-Generation TV Fellowship

PILOT, the innovation arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), kicked off the third annual PILOT Next Gen TV Fellowship program on Nov. 3 at NAB headquarters in Washington, […]

GatesAir Supplies Transmitters For ATSC 3.0 Research & Testing In Canada

GatesAir, a subsidiary of Thomson Broadcast dedicated to wireless content delivery, is one of several key suppliers supporting ATSC 3.0 research, testing, and deployment within the Broadcast-Broadband Convergence B²CLab infrastructure at […]

Pearl TV: ATSC 3.0 To Reach 75% Penetration With Chicago Launch

As broadcasters continue to deploy ATSC 3.0, the current reach of 70% was achieved with the launch of NextGen TV in New York earlier this month with the WNET Group. That figure will jump to 75% with the anticipated launch of 3.0 in the nation’s third largest market, Chicago in early 2024.

Hisense, Verance Intro ATSC 3.0 Watermark Detection

Hisense, a global provider to the consumer electronics and home appliance industries, and Verance announced today that Hisense is introducing the first mass market ATSC watermark detection for NextGen TVs across […]

NAB Show New York: Triveni Digital Brings End-to-End ATSC 3.0 Offerings

At the NAB Show New York (Oct. 24-26, Javits Center, Booth 410), Triveni Digital, a provider of NextGen TV service delivery and quality assurance solutions, will showcase how its end-to-end, […]

Qligent Expands Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Vision Deployment For ATSC 3.0 Visibility

Three years into a successful enterprise-wide Qligent Vision rollout, Sinclair Broadcast Group will apply Qligent’s QoS, QoE and compliance monitoring toolsets to its growing network of ATSC 3.0 digital TV […]

Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In New York

WCBS, WLIW, WMBQ, WNBC, WNET and WNJU are now available in ATSC 3.0 technology in the country’s No. 1 market.

OPEN MIKE

Recent ATSC 3.0 Developments Underscore Both Progress And Growing Pains

ATSC President Madeleine Noland: Many companies have already linked arms to develop the ATSC 3.0 standard; establish content security; launch next-generation broadcasting reaching most of the U.S. and South Korea plus major cities in Jamaica; bring to retail millions of receivers; and now introduce affordable devices for those who choose to upgrade.

America’s Emergency Network Teams With 6G-Datacast.TV For Advanced Alerting & Disaster Reality Channel

This week the group is demonstrating delivery of geo-targeted, rich media alerts to battery-powered ATSC 3.0 receivers at Disaster Expo USA.

LG To Stop Including ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV OTA Tuners In Its TVs Because Of Patent Fights

Earlier this month, LG, one of the biggest sellers of TVs, announced that it will stop making TVs with the new ATSC 3.0 NextGen TVs OTA tuners included. This comes as earlier this year, LG lost a patient case from a company claiming to hold patents over some of the technology included in ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV.

PMVG, DIGICAP, WCTE Complete Successful ATSC 3.0 Transmission At New Testbed Site

A collaboration between PMVG (Public Media Venture Group), RAPA (Korea Radio Promotion Association) and noncommercial WCTE Nashville has resulted in the successful launch of an ATSC 3.0 demonstration site at […]

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Minneapolis

WUCW, KSTP, WCCO, KMSP and KARE are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Minneapolis Broadcasters Plan NextGen TV Launch

Broadcasters will host an event on Aug. 22 at the University of Minnesota to mark the launch of NextGen TV/ATSC 3.0.

Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In Philadelphia

KYW, WPSG, WPVI, WCAU, WTXF and WUVP are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NVISA Proposes Creation Of A National NextGen TV Demo Channel

To boost consumer awareness of ATSC 3.0 capabilities, the NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance wants the industry to create a demo channel.

Public Media Venture Group Awarded $1M Grant To Propel NextGen TV Innovation And Enhance Public Media’s Impact

The Public Media Venture Group (PMVG), a consortium of 32 public media organizations dedicated to advancing public media’s mission and financial vitality, is expanding its efforts to revolutionize public media […]

Zinwell Now Certified To Produce NextGen TV Upgrade Accessory Receiver Products

Another high-volume electronics manufacturer is now certified to produce NextGen TV upgrade accessory receivers.  Pearl TV today announced that Zinwell has completed the industry’s self-certification test suite and will soon […]

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In South Bend

WSBT, WNDU, WSJV, WNIT and WHME are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology in South Bend, Ind.

FCC Extends 3.0 Simulcasting Rule For Another Four Years

The FCC released late on Friday a Third Report and Order and Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking resolving many regulatory issues related to the ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV conversion.  Among the issues addressed, was an extension through July 17, 2027, of the rule that required that the lighthouse signal be “substantially similar” to the primary video stream of the ATSC 3.0 signal. That rule had been set to expire this year, but the FCC believed that viewers needed more time to be guaranteed that they can watch the same programming they watch today whether or not they have a TV that can receive the new ATSC 3.0 signal.

TVN TECH

Data Dominates NextGen TV Conference

As ATSC marked its 40th anniversary at last week’s conference, conversations resoundingly turned to alternative uses for the NextGen TV spectrum including datacasting and PNT applications.

TSG Prepares Alabama Public Television For ATSC 3.0

Technical Services Group (TSG), a broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, will soon complete RF system upgrades to Alabama Public Television’s terrestrial TV network to achieve complete ATSC 3.0 […]

Sinclair: FCC NextGen TV Task Force Will Strategize ATSC 1.0 Shutdown

Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley and COO Rob Weisbordon on Wednesday said a task force currently being developed by federal regulators and key industry stakeholders will chart a course for the eventual shutdown of broadcast signals using the ATSC 1.0 standard.

NAB SHOW 2023

Fuller Halls, Strategic Partnerships Mark Resurgent NAB Show In Las Vegas

Noticeably heavier crowds filled a conference swinging back from the pandemic, while strategic partnerships between vendors signaled a new tack for the industry.

3.0 Data Revenues To Start Trickling In Next Year

Broadcast executives at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday said they are ready to begin delivering datacasting services using the new transmission standard and should see revenues in early 2024.

FCC To Partner With NAB On NextGen TV-Focused ‘Future Of Television’ Initiative

The commission is also preparing a rulemaking on ATSC 3.0 rules, FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said Monday at NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Sinclair To Build NextGen Data Distribution Core Network

The company says the platform will support multiple new revenue-producing use cases.

SpectraRep, DigiCAP, Heartland Video Systems Working To Accelerate 3.0 Adoption By Public TV Stations

A strategic alliance announced Monday at the NAB Show is designed to address the unique needs of public broadcasters in transitioning to NextGen TV.

NAB Show: Triveni Digital Introduces ATSC 3.0 Test and Measurement Products With NextGen TV Broadcast Decryption

Triveni Digital and Pearl TV on Sunday introduced Triveni’s StreamScope XM Analyzer and Monitor, what they call “the industry’s first test and measurement products to support the NextGen TV decryption […]