Six Mobile-Pensacola Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

WEAR, WKRG, WPMI, WFNA, WFGX and WJTC began broadcasting Thursday with NextGen TV technology.

TVN’S TV2025

NextGen TV Looks To Non-Core For Rev Growth

NextGen TV’s revenue is likely to come from wholly different services than traditional linear programming, according to technology executives on a panel at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 this week. Broadcasters need to think of 3.0 as “an entirely new platform” to realize its monetization potential, says BIA’s Rick Ducey.

Sinclair Closes On 2 DC Class A TVs

In addition to traditional programming, Sinclair plans to use channel capacity from one of the stations to provide advanced “Broadcast Internet” services. “We now have a prime showcase for the amazing features of NextGen TV that members of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission can witness first-hand,” said Chris Ripley, Sinclair’s president-CEO.

Evoca Airing 24-Hour 4K UHD Via 3.0

It debuts its new pay TV service — the first such subscription-based NextGen TV service — over low-power KBSE-LD and KCBB-LD in Boise, Idaho.

ONE Media’s ATSC 3.0 Smartphone Becomes Reality

ATSC 3.0 in smartphones took a big step forward this week with delivery of the first of hundreds of production sample phones to the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a key part of the station group’s strategy to ensure that NextGen TV one day is an integral part of mobile phones and other devices. The ONE Media Mark One phone powered by Saankhya Labs is an Android smartphone with built-in Saankhya Labs SL4000 ATSC 3.0 receiver chip providing NextGen TV reception, tuning and demodulation.

Five Oklahoma City Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

KOCO, KFOR, KOKH, KOCB and KAUT began broadcasting Thursday with NextGen TV technology.

Four Austin Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

KXAN, KEYE, KNVA and KBVO-CD began broadcasting Tuesday with NextGen TV technology.

NAB To FCC: Don’t Stifle 3.0 Innovation

When it comes to the deployment of ATSC 3.0 and the new services that it can provide to broadcasting and beyond, the NAB tells the FCC it should take a “light regulatory touch.” On a call on Oct. 1, NAB spoke with the FCC Media Bureau on its Notice of Ex Parte Communication that deals with potential ATSC 3.0 regulations, specifically regarding new services that broadcasters could offer the public with the NextGen TV standard.

TV2025: Is NextGen TV Is Ready For Primetime?

Top executives behind the ATSC 3.0 rollout assess what they’re learning about the business potential of the standard and consumer reactions in its expanding markets at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future virtual event Oct. 20-23. Register here.

Sinclair And One Media 3.0 Look At ATSC 3.0 Opportunities Beyond Broadcast

The television industry, which has walked the same technical path for the past 20 years with its OTA delivery of DTV, is on the cusp of a new era of innovation in fields as far flung as the delivery of wireless data to cars and premium video to homes.

How Broadcasters Are Tapping Into ATSC 3.0

A roundup of the NextGen TV applications station groups and startups are delivering today.

ARK Multicasting Promotes Josh Weiss To CEO

ARK Multicasting has appointed Co-Founder Joshua Weiss to chief executive officer. Since founding the company in 2018, Weiss has been an integral member of ARK’s management team and his promotion to CEO “is the natural progression of his successful leadership,” the company said. Outgoing CEO, Vern Fotheringham will remain involved with ARK as the vice chairman […]

ATVA: FCC Should Mandate HD Before Allowing Broadcast Internet

The American Television Alliance wants the FCC to require broadcasters using the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard to deliver an HD version of their primary broadcast signal before using any of its spectrum for ancillary or supplementary services. That came in comments to the FCC as it decides on the framework for “Promoting Broadcast Internet Innovation Through ATSC 3.0.”

Tech In Place To Support Addressable Advertising With NextGen TV, But More Is Needed

Imagine’s Graham Heap discusses the tech and a hope to shift from spots to audience-based buying and selling

PMG, American Tower Team Up To Speed 3.0 SFN Deployments

Pearl TV Expands ATSC 3.0 Webinar Series

Pearl TV, the consortium of nine station groups working to advance local NextGen TV, has added a new webinar scheduled for Aug. 19 to its ongoing series of ATSC 3.0 webcasts. The consortium split the one-hour content security and protection webinar scheduled for Aug. 12 into two separate 60-minute educational webcasts.

Entertainment Studios Nets To Be On Evoca NextGen Service

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

Seven Portland, OR, Stations Launch ATSC 3.0

KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KOPB, KRCW and KPDX began broadcasting Tuesday with NextGen TV technology.

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | NextGen TV Racing For Scale

Around 10 markets should be on-air with 3.0 broadcasts by the end of the third quarter and perhaps 20 by year’s end, according to representatives of Pearl TV and BitPath. Broadcasters are also exploring the full capabilities of the NextGen standard with several new initiatives this summer, including the launch of a NextGen-capable smartphone and a trial of advanced alerting capabilities in Washington, D.C. Above, one of the six 2020 LG OLED sets that have earned the NextGen TV logo from the Consumer Technology Association.

Comment Deadlines Set For 3.0 Proposal

The FCC is trying to remove a potential barrier to the deployment of the ATSC 3.0 technical standard by TV broadcasters by ruling that a broadcaster’s lease of spectrum to a third party for provision of ancillary, non-broadcast services does not trigger attribution for the FCC’s broadcast ownership rules. Comments on the matter are due Aug. 17, replies on Aug. 31.

John Lawson Joins Public Media Venture Group To Advocate For NextGen TV

Tech Groups: DTS Spillover Should Be Unlicensed

It is too early to make the case spectrum is needed for ATSC 3.0, comments claim.

DMA 11: PHOENIX

KASW Phoenix Launches ATSC 3.0

Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV, which is coordinating the Phoenix Model Market, said: “The addition of a second transmission facility provides a robust test platform with the power of two transmitters for signal testing by consumer receiver and transmission equipment manufacturers.

DMA 30

4 Salt Lake City Stations Debut ATSC 3.0

KUTV, KTVX, KUCW and KJZZ take to the airwaves with NextGen TV technology.

3.0 Deployment On Track Despite Pandemic

“There was a slight delay, but it was not a serious delay,” says Sinclair tech chief Mark Aitken.

LTN Global Plays Key Role In NextGen TV Market Deployments

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions today announced that its transport service is being used for the first commercial deployment of ATSC 3.0 in the United States in Las Vegas. Following the successful launch on May 26, LTN Global says it has also become the preferred transport network […]

Sinclair Sets Free 3.0 Business Webinars

A deep bench of business, advertising, transportation, computing, media and technology experts from a variety of industries will be participating and taking questions in this six-episode, bi-weekly series beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

WJLA, WTTG To Test 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting In DC

KPDX, KPTV Portland To Offer NextGen TV With Triveni Digital

Meredith Corp. is deploying Triveni Digital’s ATSC 3.0 solution to streamline the transition to NextGen TV in Portland, Ore. (DMA 22). Meredith’s KPDX (MNT) and KPTV (Fox) will use Triveni Digital’s ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway scheduler, GuideBuilder XM ATSC 3.0 transport encoder, StreamScope XM ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 combo analyzer and StreamScope XM Verifier software application […]

GatesAir Upgrades TV Transmitters For Rocky Mountain PBS Stations

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio, said that Rocky Mountain Public Media, owner of a statewide Colorado network of PBS member stations, has purchased multiple GatesAir Maxiva UHF transmitters and ATSC 3.0-ready XTE exciters as part of an extensive, multi-station upgrade. According to GatesAir, “The investment will […]

NextGen TV Debuts On 5 Nashville Stations

WTVF, WKRN, WZTV, WUXP and WNAB begin broadcasting ATSC 3.0 signals today.

FCC: Stations Can’t Use Vacant Chs. For 3.0

The FCC has resolved some major outstanding issues in its framework for a transition to the ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard. It declined to allow vacant in-band channels to be used for ATSC 3.0 deployment, which broadcasters sought but computer companies opposed because they want to use those channels for wireless broadband.

DMA 24

3 Pittsburgh Stations Launch 3.0 Broadcasts

WPGH, WTAE and WPNT roll out the new television transmission technology.

One Media: DTS Boosts Broadcast Localism

One Media, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, said the FCC should adopt the “modest” modifications to its plan for deployment of the ATSC 3.0 advanced broadcast transmission standard, but should also look to be a little less modest, including recognizing the value of distributed transmission to localism. That came in comments on the FCC’s recent rulemaking.

New NextGen Video Alliance Launches

The NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance coalition brings together providers of advanced broadcast and multichannel TV solutions to accelerate the deployment of ATSC 3.0.

Pegasus Beyond The Plow: Broadcast TV’s Path To Innovation

NAB Wants New Rules For Broadcast Internet

The National Association of Broadcasters this week recommended to the FCC that it adopt new ownership rules that would encourage broadcasters to offer “Broadcast Internet” services via ATSC 3.0 (aka NextGen TV).

DigiCAP Helps Phoenix Model Market Advance ATSC 3.0 Transmission Tech

DigiCAP is helping broadcasters manage deployment of key broadcast equipment technology needed for the transition to ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). Before TV broadcasters launched the ATSC 3.0 Phoenix Model Market project, DigiCAP had already completed installations of ATSC 3.0 distribution chain technology for South Korean broadcasters in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games […]

ATSC: Auto Apps Underscore Flexibility of NextGen TV

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has been exploring automotive use cases for the ATSC 3.0 standard, applications that include robust broadcast updates for telematics and navigation, sensors for autonomous vehicles, and in-car infotainment systems, according to a new ATSC planning team report. “Next-generation broadcasting powered by ATSC 3.0 paves the way for a broad range of automotive […]

COMMENTARY

ATSC 3.0: Small Cities, Big Opportunities

Edge Networks’ Todd Achilles: “Many cities and towns in America have only a single local TV signal, importing network programming via long-distance cable and satellite feeds. Now that ATSC 3.0 has begun its march across America, there’s a real opportunity to hitch our future to a powerful stagecoach — particularly for viewers in mid-sized and small markets.”