NPG is partnering with the NAB and Pearl TV alliance of broadcasters to launch the new 3.0 standard in Santa Barbara on ABC affiliate KSBB. The test is designed to allow broadcasters in the nation’s mid-to-smaller markets see exactly how next-gen TV will enhance services for local viewers and for broadcasters.
News-Press & Gazette Co. began ATSC 3.0 transmission in Santa Barbara, Calif., Oct. 11, making its KSBB-TV Class A station one of the first on the West Coast to begin delivering Next-Gen TV over the air.
The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.
KBJO, branded as “CBS St. Joseph,” is scheduled to begin broadcasting on June 1, according to News-Press & Gazette Co.
News-Press & Gazette has created broadcast centers in Yuma, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara that enable it to produce newscasts for multiple stations in those markets, sometimes simultaneously.
News-Press & Gazette has agreed to purchase the ABC affiliate from Smith Media for an undisclosed amount.
John Keuneke, head of the St. Joseph, Mo.-based News-Press & Gazette’s TV broadcasting unit, says over the next five years the company is looking to grow its cash flow through the acquistions of TV stations or possibly newpapers and data centers.