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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.
Spectrum Co. and Pearl TV are expected to jointly announce ATSC 3.0 launches involving some 150 stations in 30 markets during next week’s gathering in Las Vegas. Their goal is to build a national footprint that will let broadcasters better compete with wireless companies and OTT providers while spurring the development of 3.0-ready TV sets and other consumer devices.
Anticipating FCC authorization of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard on Thursday, the consortium of leading station groups is planning to set up experimental 3.0 station next spring to explore service enhancement and business opportunities. The project will also include creatng a “lighthouse” station to continue regular digital service to existing sets. Joining Pearl (Cox Media, E.W. Scripps, Graham, Hearst, Meredith, Nexstar, Raycom and Tegna) in the effort will be Fox, NBCUniversal and Univision.
Rentrak today announced it has added Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s CW affiliate KASW Phoenix (DMA 12) and CBS affil KLAS Las Vegas (DMA 40) to its roster of ratings clients. Phoenix and Las Vegas join a large number of other Nexstar markets that have signed with Rentrak this year including Des Moines, Iowa; Bakersfield, Calif.; Roanoke, […]
The multicast network from CBS Television Station Group and Weigel Broadcasting now covers 49% of the U.S. with clearances in 39 markets.
The station group’s latest acquisition, Phoenix’s CW affiliate brings in the former sales VP from Telemundo’s Arizona stations.
The deal for the CW affiliate is a result of Meredith agreeing to spin off the station after buying it along with KTVK from Gannett in June.
The sale of KTVK and KASW to Meredith Corp. was part of a deal announced last December that also included KMOV St. Louis.
For $407.5 million, Meredith is getting KMOV St. Louis and KTVK-KASW Phoenix that Gannett is acquiring in its purchase of Belo Corp.