Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Louisville

WBKI, WDRB, WAVE, WHAS and WBNA are available now in ATSC 3.0. They will be joined by WKMJ next week.

NextGen TV Expands To Android TV Marketplace

Pearl TV and iWedia have launched a fast-track program that adds new ATSC 3.0 A/344 interactive features and streamlines the adoption of NextTV by Android TV device makers.

NextGen, Streaming And The Future Of Local Media At TV2025

Leaders from E.W. Scripps, ATSC, the Pearl Group and Fincons Group will look at how station groups will balance content, marketing, tech and revenue needs for both their NextGen TV and OTT platforms in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference at the NAB New York Show on Oct. 19. Register here.

ENENSYS And Ateme Partner To Offer ATSC 3.0-In-A-Box Solution For WCRN

Tyche Media’s independent WCRN-LD Boston has launched an ATSC 3.0/NextGen TV platform with ENENSYS and Ateme’s ATSC 3.0 software-based solution. In addition to providing linear TV service over NextGen TV, the service will also offer unlimited encrypted broadcast datacasting services to businesses and first responders. Working with WCRN, Ateme and ENENSYS delivered an ATSC 3.0-in-a-box solution […]

Sinclair, Korean Broadcasters Make NextGen TV Deals

The collaboration with Korean Broadcast System and Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. includes the development of NextGen TV technology and Data Distribution as a Service (DDaaS) business opportunities using the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.

NextGen TV: Auton, Anywave Launch Broadcast Internet Trial In Bend, Ore.

The real-world test lab and trial for broadcast internet is using WatchTV’s LPTV stations that have been upgraded to ATSC 3.0

Sinclair Sees ATSC 3.0 As Entrée To Streaming, New Revenue

Scott Ehrlich, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s chief innovation officer, said that broadcasters are excited about NextGen TV because it will give them some of the benefits of streaming (a one-to-one interaction with a viewer) while retaining the benefits of broadcasting (a one-to-many blast to viewers). He said: “Streaming is just moving video over IP. If 3.0 is bringing internet protocol to broadcast, it’s essentially bringing broadcast into streaming.”

WCRN-LD Boston Developing NextGen TV Platform

Initially, WCRN will offer four channels: France 24, Retro TV, Heartland TV and Paranormal TV. It’s also working with other companies to develop personalized content for viewers and unlimited encrypted datacasting services for businesses and first responders.

NextGen TV: ‘We Need To Execute Now’ In Race To Deliver Video, Data To Cars

There is no time to waste waiting for a Broadcast Core Network to emerge, be deployed and become widely adopted if broadcasters hope to tap into the lucrative emerging market for data and entertainment delivery to vehicles, says Alchemedia founder Lynn Rowe.

NextGen TV Logo Certification Test Suite Released

Eurofins Digital Testing, in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association and National Association of Broadcasters, has releasee the NextGen TV logo certification test suite v 2022-1.0,  the first major release for the new model year applicable to ATSC 3.0 compliant receivers starting July 1. Primarily aimed at devices entering the market in 2023, but can […]


Taking Stock Of Local TV News, OTT And NextGen TV In 2022

This is the third year for the RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey question: What, if anything, are you doing with OTT? It’s the second year that we’ve asked what, if anything, stations are doing with NextGen TV.

Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In Shreveport, La.

Six stations serving the Shreveport, La., television market today began broadcasting with NextGen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0. Switching on the new transmission standard are the Wray family’s KTBS (ABC) and KPXJ (CW); Gray Television’s KSLA (CBS); Mission Broadcasting’s KMSS (Fox); and Nexstar Broadcasting’s KTAL (NBC) and KSHV (MNT). Today’s launch in Shreveport follows […]

FCC: NextGen TV Deployed In 68 Markets Reaching Half Of U.S. Homes

The FCC released the data as it asked for public comments on the NextGen TV transition and the sunsetting of two 3.0 rules.

Broadcasters, Cable Ops Square Off At FCC Over Signal Offloads

Broadcasters and cable operators continue to spar over how much flexibility TV stations should have in transmitting their signals in the transition to the new ATSC 3.0 standard, specifically broadcasters’ ability to have another station transmit its digital subchannels. The idea is to ease the transition from ATSC 1.0 to the ATSC 3.0 transmission standard, also known as NextGen TV, which is not backward compatible.

Four Stations Launch NextGen TV In San Antonio

KABB, WOAI, KMYS and KCWX are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Fresno-Visalia

KGPE, KMPH, KSEE, KNSO and KFRE are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

iWedia And Realtek launch NextGen TV Reference Platform

iWedia, a provider of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, has partnered with Realtek, a global network and multimedia IC provider, to develop a reference platform to speed ATSC 3.0 deployment. Leveraging Realtek’s System on a Chip (SoC) and the iWedia client stack, the companies say the co-development […]

Auton Clocks New Connected Car Achievements With ATSC 3.0 Standard

Pearl TV, a coalition of U.S. broadcasters transitioning to NextGen TV, today announced new field test data with Auton performed at the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track in Detroit that demonstrated how robust the transport layer and software applications of the ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV standard are in non-real time data delivery of streaming video […]

NextGen TV: Why Stations Are Doing It

With ATSC 3.0 now reaching half of U.S. viewers, broadcasters are taking the necessary steps to bring over-the-air TV to its fullest potential.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Greenville, S.C.

WLOS, WSPA, WHNS, WYFF and WMYA are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.


BitPath Eyes 3.0’s Potential Role Honing Location Data Accuracy

BitPath, the Sinclair-Nexstar joint venture pursuing non-traditional revenue prospects from ATSC 3.0 spectrum, is experimenting with a new system that would improve location data accuracy, while also developing an IoT solution enabling energy utilities to better communicate with customers in times of peak need.


A Smaller NAB Show, But More Energized

Attendance may have been almost halved by the pandemic, but tech vendors felt the more intimate environment allowed them to conduct business on a more productive level. On the show floor, the continued shift of broadcast workflows to the public cloud dominated many discussions, while others focused on NextGen TV’s pressing need to monetize.

Sinclair Adding HDR To Bally Sports RSNs

Bally Sports game productions will provide an enhanced digital signal using HDR for all games, which will roll out over the second half of 2022.

Broadcasters Ask FCC to Dismiss Cable ATSC 3.0 Concerns

Pearl TV, the consortium of TV stations advancing NextGen TV, took aim at cable operators in a meeting with FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington. That is according to a FCC document on the meeting. Pearl TV was pitching a National Association of Broadcasters petition to clarify the application of the FCC’s ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) rules to multicast streams. Those are […]

Sinclair To Offer Open-Source Broadcast App To Broadcast Industry

The Sinclair Broadcast App has been under development for several years and is being refined for both fixed and mobile services. The app maximizes screen space for programming and ancillary services like weather, alternate programming and advertising. Providing similar viewer interactive options to those found on other programming websites, the Broadcast App permits the viewer to control which services to watch no matter the source.

RFS Installs ATSC 3.0-Ready Gear Atop One World Trade Center

Radio Frequency Systems equipment is being installed to deliver an ATSC 3.0 signal over the complete metropolitan New York area by the end of this year.

NAB Show: Sinclair To Demonstrate Latest Version Of Hybrid TV Broadcast App

5 Stations Launch NextGen TV In Omaha

Five of Omaha, Neb.’s television stations today began broadcasting with NextGen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0. Switching on the new transmission standard are Hearst Television’s KETV (ABC), E.W. Scripps’ KMTV (CBS), Gray Television’s WOWT (NBC), Sinclair Broadcast Group’s KPTM (Fox) and Mitts Telecasting’s KXVO (TBD). Today’s launch in Omaha follows a decade of development […]

NAB Show: Dielectric Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Dielectric returns to the NAB Show exhibit floor (April 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) with an impressive business milestone under its belt. Celebrating 80 years in business, the broadcast industry’s longest-serving over-the-air antenna and RF systems supplier will host customer-facing activities in its booth while showcasing its latest TV and radio innovations. Dielectric […]

7 Stations Launch NextGen TV In Richmond, Va.

WRIC, WTVR, WWBT, WRLH, WCVE, WCVW and WUPV are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NAB Show: Triveni Digital Introduces ATSC 3.0 StreamScope XM Monitor

Triveni Digital has launched StreamScope XM Monitor, which it calls “a critical new tool for broadcasters operating in the NextGen TV environment. The ATSC 3.0 professional monitoring, auditing, and logging system plays a pivotal role in delivering a high quality of service for NextGen TV while increasing operational efficiencies for broadcasters.” “ATSC 3.0 deployments are […]

2021 NextGen TV Marketing Campaign Boosted Consumer Interest

The NextGen TV ad campaign during the 2021 holiday season increased consumer awareness and intent to purchase NextGen TV sets according to Magid.

WNYZ-LD Becomes New York City’s First ATSC 3.0 Broadcaster

The latest of the new wave of hybrid DTV/analog FM radio stations—WNYZ-LD—took to the air on March 22 as a fully-licensed NextGen TV station in the New York City borough of Queens, and in doing so, bested the full-power TV operations for the title of being the first in the Big Apple to air ATSC 3.0 broadcasts. The 3 kW ERP TV ch. 6 (82-88 MHz) station is licensed to Sound of Long Island Inc. (SOL) and transmits Korean language TV and radio broadcasts to the metropolitan New York City area and eastward towards Long Island, using a directional antenna in order to avoid interference with a full-power ch. 6 operation in Philadelphia, southwest of WNYZ-LD’s transmitter location.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Albany, N.Y.

WTEN, WRGB, WXXA, WCWN and WMHT are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Nexstar CEO: NextGen TV Revenue Could Rival Retrans Take By 2030

As the pay TV universe shrinks, Nexstar Media Group Inc. is eyeing major revenue opportunities tied to the adoption of new broadcast technology. Chairman-CEO Perry Sook told investors at a March 14 conference that by the end of the decade, the Advance Television Systems Committee 3.0 standard, also known as Next Gen TV, may yield “spectrum monetization that could rival distribution revenue today.” In 2021, Nexstar registered distribution revenue of $2.47 billion, up 14.9% year over year.


Weighing NextGen TV’s Business Case

There’s nothing simple in adopting ATSC 3.0, where a reasonable, breakeven deployment remains cloudy. But failing to get an early seat on a lighthouse may also prove disastrous later.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV Flint, Mich.

WJRT, WNEM, WSMH, WEYI and WBSF are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Charleston

WCIV, WCSC, WTAT, WCBD and WGWG are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In West Palm Beach

WPBF, WPEC, WFLX, WPTV and WWHB-CD are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Sony White Paper Examines ATSC 3.0 File Delivery To Multiple Markets

New research from Sony shows that ATSC 3.0 offers a large variety of innovative usecases using multicast delivery. In addition to high bitrate television broadcasts to stationary televisions, ATSC 3.0 also supports multicast file delivery to the automotive industry since very robust physical layer parameters can be selected and therefore reliable high-speed reception is now possible.