KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KOPB, KRCW and KPDX began broadcasting Tuesday with NextGen TV technology.
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 […]
Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. will light up their NextGen TV markets in June from their initially-slated late April launch, but the broadcasters and coalition driving the new industry standard forward say major launches will still move ahead this year. The launches will coincide with the arrival in retail stores of the first 3.0-capable sets. Above, six LG sets will bear the NextGen TV logo, including the 55-, 65- and 77-inch class GX Gallery Series 4K Ultra HD models.
Stations from Meredith, Nexstar, Sinclair and Tegna have applied for FCC approval to launch NextGen TV in Oregon.
The 4 O’clock News debuts Monday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. The hour-long broadcast features anchors, Wayne Garcia and Nora Hart, and weather from Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen.
She takes over Meredith’s Meredith Portland, Ore., duopoly, moving across town from the top spot at Media General’s KOIN.
The broadcast group will introduce Grit, Escape and Laff in five major markets, bringing U.S. coverage of the networks to 78% for Grit, 58% for Escape and 50% for Laff, which premieres next month.
Patrick McCreery, VP-GM of KPTV-KPDX Portland, Ore., is promoted to Meredith Local Media Group news and marketing VP. Succeeding him is Andy Delaporte, the duopoly’s sales director.