USSI Global To Bring Power Of AI And Digital Out-Of-Home Analytics To Broadcasters

USSI Global has created a research and development program that will bring audience analytics to its broadcast customers delivering NextGen TV services. The essential technology component will be developed through its new partnership with AdMobilize, an audience intelligence company. USSI Global’s development platform will leverage the native IP backbone of ATSC 3.0, the broadcast industry’s next-generation over-the-air TV standard, to support real-time analytics during live NextGen TV broadcasts using AdMobilize […]

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Dielectric Preps NextGen TV Powerlite Series For 2021 NAB Show

Dielectric is coming to the 2021 NAB Show with NextGen TV on the mind — and a new product line that is ready to ship. Announced last year, the Powerlite TFU-WB-LP Series is built with the unique parameters of NextGen TV in mind, with a series of elevation gains, azimuth patterns with high front to […]

WHUT Washington Taps Howard Alumnus As GM

Sean Plater, who already leads the HBCU’s FM station and has led the school’s NextGen TV broadcast collaborative over the past year, will now oversee its public broadcasting TV outlet.

6 Sacramento Stations Launch NextGen TV

KOVR, KCRA, KQCA, KTXL, KXTV and KUVS are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five Charlotte, N.C., Stations Debut NextGen TV

WAXN, WSOC, WJZY, WBTV and WCNC are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NextGen TV Debuts On 8 Orlando Stations

WOFL, WRBW, WFTV, WRDQ, WKMG, WESH, WKCF and WUCF are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology

NextGen TV Debuts On 5 Little Rock Stations

KATV, KTHV, KARK, KARZ and KLRT are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Sinclair’s Ripley Sees Rapid Expansion Of 3.0

The latest advance in television broadcasting, with features such as mobile reception, ultra-high-definition video and movie-theater-quality sound, should reach markets covering about half of U.S. households by the end of the year, said CEO Christopher Ripley during the broadcaster’s annual meeting this week. “With Next Gen TV-enabled television sets beginning to come to market, we now anticipate that consumer interest in this technology will drive its nationwide adoption,” he said.

NextGen TV To Launch In Greenville, N.C.

PBS North Carolina says the upgrade will bring long-awaited connectivity to rural communities in the region.

Test Equipment Vendors Expand Capabilities To Address IP, ATSC 3.0

Maintaining a robust and optimized stream is more important than ever. Above, Telestream recently added audio support to its PRISM monitoring product line.

NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Baltimore Stations

WMAR, WBAL, WBFF, WNUV, WMPT and WMPB are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Howard University’s ‘NextGen TV Broadcast Collaborative’ Bringing ATSC 3.0 Service To DC

Beginning later this summer, the school’s WHUT (PBS) will serve as the host station for NextGen TV broadcasts for itself and WJLA (ABC), WUSA (CBS), WTTG (Fox), and WRC (NBC).

Phoenix Field Testing Highlights SFN’s Ability To Boost Coverage, Fill Holes

A report on the latest field trials of SFN technology recently completed as part of Phoenix Model Market testing shows large improvements in signal level and service margin were found in nearly all test locations when single frequency network nodes were both transmitting. Error-free reception was improved in approximately 80% of the sites.

Sinclair Pushes Its ‘Stack’ Of Diginets

While many in the TV business are investing billions in subscription streaming services, big broadcasters are focusing on free over-the-air digital channels. Sinclair Broadcast Group has been investing in its digital channels — Comet TV, Charge and TBD — and is seeing a healthy increase in advertising revenue since getting ratings from Nielsen and upgrading their programming. In June, for example, Charge is adding CSI: Miami to its schedule. “What we’ve tried to do with these networks is level up the programming to make them general-market worthy,” Scott Ehrlich, Sinclair SVP, growth networks and content, said.

BitPath, CAST.ERA, ONE Media Demonstrate ‘Enhanced GPS’ Via ATSC 3.0

Using the high-power data transmission capacity of terrestrial broadcast stations, the reliability of eGPS positioning can be broadcast to an unlimited number of vehicles inside of the range of a licensed broadcast television station.

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TVN Tech | A Busy Spring For LPTV’s Repack

Low-power TV stations continue to contend with FCC initiatives to move to new channels and convert to digital operations, while interest grows in using LPTV sticks to transmit in the ATSC 3.0 standard. Above, Comark E-Compact transmitters.

60% Likely To Buy 3.0-Ready TV Within A Year

Broadcaster spots from the Pearl TV consortium promoting the ATSC 3.0 advanced broadcast TV transmission standard have drawn consumer interest, according to a Magid survey, including over better sound, which has become a major differentiator. The study found that a majority of respondents (60%) said they were “likely“ to purchase a TV set with NextGen TV technology within the next year after seeing the Pearl TV spots promoting NextGen TV.

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Tech 1-On-1 | Scripps Gives NextGenTV A Detroit Test Drive

Kerry Oslund, VP of strategy and business development for E.W. Scripps, has been spearheading testing of automotive applications of ATSC 3.0 at the Motown 3.0 Test Track in the Motor City. He’s learning a lot about data transfer to vehicles, receivability and where single and multifrequency networks will be playing a role. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Grand Rapids Stations

WOTV, WWMT, WOOD, WXMI, WXSP-CD and WOLP-CD are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

TSG, Vislink Partner On ATSC 3.0 Network Upgrade For Alabama Public Television

Technical Services Group (TSG), a broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to upgrade the statewide microwave distribution system for Alabama Public Television (APT) to support ATSC 3.0 transmission. Valued at approximately $2.8 million, the project will require an upgrade of 30 locations with bi-directional, high-speed IP components from Vislink Inc., a global technology provider of collection, delivery and […]

$200 NextGen TV Tuner Now Available On Amazon

ATSC & TSDSI Adopt Standards To Broadcast To Mobile Devices in India

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), have signed an agreement to enable adoption of ATSC standards for making broadcast services available on mobile devices in India. The agreement enables TSDSI to adopt ATSC standards, thus promoting global harmonization of digital broadcasting standards. This is a first step toward […]

PBS North Carolina Launches NextGen TV

The public media network’s WUNC joins other broadcasters in airing ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in Raleigh-Durham.

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TVN Tech One-On-One | A Strong Signal For NextGen TV’s Growth

Erik Langner, president of Signal Infrastructure Group (recently rechristened from Public Media Group), has been working to identify potential applications for broadcasters’ ATSC 3.0 data pipe. Those include targeted advertising, sending software updates to IoT or auto manufacturers and public health, safety and education organizations. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

NextGen TV Debuts On Three Syracuse Stations

WSYR, WTVH and WSTM are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NextGen TV Debuts On Five Buffalo Stations

WKBW, WGRZ, WUTV, WIVB and WNYO are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Igolgi Introduces iLux ATSC 3.0 Encoder

Public Media Group Becomes Signal Infrastructure Group

Founded in May 2019, technology infrastructure company Public Media Group (PMG) has rebranded as Signal Infrastructure Group (SIG). Coinciding with the unveiling of the new name and logo, SIG launched a new website at www.signalinfra.com. SIG says its focus remains the same: delivering innovative ATSC 3.0 solutions to public and commercial broadcasters to help them […]

Broadcast TV’s Future May Lie In Single Frequency Networks

The concept of operating two or more transmitters on the same frequency in the same geographic region is not new, but there’s considerable talk within the industry about the role of similar technology in the widespread deployment of ATSC 3.0, particularly after the FCC’s January decision to ease rules on DTS “spillover” that the commission believes will help NextGen TV reach its full potential.

PMG Names Azita Manson Head of Cloud And Software Infrastructure

Technology infrastructure company PMG has hired Azita Manson as its new EVP, leading PMG’s software and cloud platforms. In connection with hiring Manson, PMG has acquired the media management and workflow orchestration software that she has developed over the past seven years in anticipation of ATSC 3.0. With the addition of Manson and her software […]

Sony 3.0 Field Tests Show Solid Reception In Vehicles

California canyons and Arizona mountains prove no match for infotainment and non-real-time transmissions from local TV broadcasters with the robust automotive mode ideal for vehicle software and navigation updates.

Public TV’s Early Adopters Prepare To Put ATSC 3.0 Plans Into Action

Proponents remain bullish about the technology’s prospects but see plenty of challenges in the year ahead for public broadcasters.

FCC Modifies DTS Rules For ATSC 3.0 Flexibility

The FCC released an update to its DTS (distributed transmission system) coverage rules to expand the permissible range of signal spillover and replace the subjective “minimal amount” language used to describe spillovers as a way to promote ATSC 3.0 reaching its full potential. The change gives broadcasters more flexibility in placement of DTS transmitters.

Taking ATSC 3.0 Nationwide

Tests on the East and West coasts are separate, but do have a collaborative spirit.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH MADELINE NOLAND

TVN Tech One-On-One | Assessing A Pivotal Year For NextGen TV

ATSC President Madeleine Noland weighs in on the technology’s COVID-hampered rollout, the importance of peripheral receiver devices for viewers’ embrace and prospective nontraditional uses cases for the spectrum as a broadcast revenue driver.

ATSC 3.0 Backers Tout Brighter Picture For NextGen TV At CES 2021

The pitch for ATSC 3.0, the IP-based broadcast television standard marketed as NextGen TV, often focuses on the 4K resolution it can deliver over the air. But at the online-only CES 2021, industry executives suggested it might appeal more to viewers’ ears than their eyes. “We’ve had a lot of conversations around audio and NextGen,” said Grace Dolan, Samsung VP for integrated marketing, at a “Next Generation Television in Focus” panel Tuesday morning.

NextGen TV Debuts On Four Columbus Stations

WSYX, WCMH, WWHO and WTTE are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Pearl TV Outlines 2021 NextGen TV Agenda

In the lead-up to CES, it says the majority of American viewers are expected to have ATSC 3.0 broadcasts available to them by fall.

Noncom TVs Back NextGen Multicast Flexibility

Public broadcasters are backing their commercial counterparts’ request that the FCC “clarify” or establish flexibility when it comes to multicast channels, both in ATSC 1.0 and using the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard (branded NextGen TV).

Nexstar Launches NextGen TV In Denver

The debut on KDVR and KWGN marks the company’s 12th market and 22nd station to roll out ATSC 3.0 in this year. Nexstar plans to convert 32 more stations in 20 additional markets in 2021