LG To Stop Including ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV OTA Tuners In Its TVs Because Of Patent Fights

Earlier this month, LG, one of the biggest sellers of TVs, announced that it will stop making TVs with the new ATSC 3.0 NextGen TVs OTA tuners included. This comes as earlier this year, LG lost a patient case from a company claiming to hold patents over some of the technology included in ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV.

PMVG, DIGICAP, WCTE Complete Successful ATSC 3.0 Transmission At New Testbed Site

A collaboration between PMVG (Public Media Venture Group), RAPA (Korea Radio Promotion Association) and noncommercial WCTE Nashville has resulted in the successful launch of an ATSC 3.0 demonstration site at […]

ADTH Announces Start Of NextGen TV Receiver Shipments

Atlanta DTH (ADTH) announced today that shipments of ADTH’s NextGen TV Box began this week. “This is a landmark moment both for us and for our development partner, Tolka,” said […]

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Minneapolis

WUCW, KSTP, WCCO, KMSP and KARE are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Minneapolis Broadcasters Plan NextGen TV Launch

Broadcasters will host an event on Aug. 22 at the University of Minnesota to mark the launch of NextGen TV/ATSC 3.0.

Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In Philadelphia

KYW, WPSG, WPVI, WCAU, WTXF and WUVP are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NVISA Proposes Creation Of A National NextGen TV Demo Channel

To boost consumer awareness of ATSC 3.0 capabilities, the NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance wants the industry to create a demo channel.

Public Media Venture Group Awarded $1M Grant To Propel NextGen TV Innovation And Enhance Public Media’s Impact

The Public Media Venture Group (PMVG), a consortium of 32 public media organizations dedicated to advancing public media’s mission and financial vitality, is expanding its efforts to revolutionize public media […]

Harmonic And DigiCAP Optimize ATSC 3.0 Delivery

Harmonic and DigiCAP are offering a new solution for broadcasters that combines statistical multiplexing technology on Harmonic’s XOS advanced media processor with DigiCAP’s DigiCaster ATSC 3.0 headend. The joint solution, […]

Zinwell Now Certified To Produce NextGen TV Upgrade Accessory Receiver Products

Another high-volume electronics manufacturer is now certified to produce NextGen TV upgrade accessory receivers.  Pearl TV today announced that Zinwell has completed the industry’s self-certification test suite and will soon […]


FCC Report Shows NextGen TV Is Broadcast’s Gold Standard

Armstrong Williams: “The FCC should recognize that broadcasters make significant capital investments when adopting new technologies and prioritize promoting broadcast innovations with the goal of both improving service to the public and the competitive viability of free-to-the-home broadcasting.”

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In South Bend

WSBT, WNDU, WSJV, WNIT and WHME are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology in South Bend, Ind.


Data Dominates NextGen TV Conference

As ATSC marked its 40th anniversary at last week’s conference, conversations resoundingly turned to alternative uses for the NextGen TV spectrum including datacasting and PNT applications.

Gaian And Ark To Launch Nationwide Broadcast Internet Network Using NextGen TV

Gaian Solutions and Ark Multicasting today announced a joint venture to establish broadcast internet networks that they say “will swiftly cover over 30% of the country, spearheading the NextGenTV market […]

TSG Prepares Alabama Public Television For ATSC 3.0

Technical Services Group (TSG), a broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, will soon complete RF system upgrades to Alabama Public Television’s terrestrial TV network to achieve complete ATSC 3.0 […]

ADTH And Tolka Awarded First Certification As NextGen TV Upgrade Accessory Receiver

Atlanta DTH (ADTH) says it will be the first vendor to produce officially certified NextGen TV upgrade accessory receivers. The ADTH NextGen TV Box is powered by Tolka ATSC 3 Stack. […]

Sinclair: FCC NextGen TV Task Force Will Strategize ATSC 1.0 Shutdown

Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley and COO Rob Weisbordon on Wednesday said a task force currently being developed by federal regulators and key industry stakeholders will chart a course for the eventual shutdown of broadcast signals using the ATSC 1.0 standard.


Fuller Halls, Strategic Partnerships Mark Resurgent NAB Show In Las Vegas

Noticeably heavier crowds filled a conference swinging back from the pandemic, while strategic partnerships between vendors signaled a new tack for the industry.

3.0 Data Revenues To Start Trickling In Next Year

Broadcast executives at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday said they are ready to begin delivering datacasting services using the new transmission standard and should see revenues in early 2024.

FCC To Partner With NAB On NextGen TV-Focused ‘Future Of Television’ Initiative

The commission is also preparing a rulemaking on ATSC 3.0 rules, FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said Monday at NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Sinclair To Build NextGen Data Distribution Core Network

The company says the platform will support multiple new revenue-producing use cases.

SpectraRep, DigiCAP, Heartland Video Systems Working To Accelerate 3.0 Adoption By Public TV Stations

A strategic alliance announced Monday at the NAB Show is designed to address the unique needs of public broadcasters in transitioning to NextGen TV.

NAB Show: Triveni Digital Introduces ATSC 3.0 Test and Measurement Products With NextGen TV Broadcast Decryption

Triveni Digital and Pearl TV on Sunday introduced Triveni’s StreamScope XM Analyzer and Monitor, what they call “the industry’s first test and measurement products to support the NextGen TV decryption […]

NAB Show: Verance In Deals With Sinclair, Gray, Graham & Capitol To Increase Distribution Of ATSC 3.0 Applications That Drive New Revenue Opportunities

Verance announced today that it has entered into agreements with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Gray Television, Graham Media Group and Capitol Broadcasting Co. to implement the Verance Aspect audio watermark on […]


For Pearl TV’s Anne Schelle, NextGen Coalition Is Built On Belief

Anne Schelle is managing director of the Pearl TV consortium and recipient of TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Leadership Award, the publication’s highest honor. She earned it through her tenacity and faith in the ATSC 3.0 standard as broadcasting’s crucial way forward.

ONE Media 3.0 Launches NextGen Pilot For Advanced Emergency Info

In conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the program will provide free, over-the-air redundancy to emergency messaging currently sent by local governments via text, email. social media, and other system platforms. The broadcast platform will bring with it the efficiency of instantaneous and simultaneous delivery to all users.


Broadcast Enters NAB Show Still Waiting For The ATSC 3.0 Train To Arrive

NextGen TV is a tech TV version of Waiting for Godot, where an unspecified something is imminently arriving to make everything better … yet never quite materializes.



NAB Show Marks Centennial With Focus On Cloud, AI, NextGen TV

Attendance and exhibitors will still fall well below the pre-pandemic high-water mark, but station groups and vendors plan to hit the Sunday-Wednesday event with packed schedules and shopping lists.

Senators Urge FCC To Expedite NextGen TV Rollout

A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators, led by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), sent a letter Wednesday to FCC ChairJessica Rosenworcel urging the commission to take an active role in expediting the continued rollout of the ATSC 3.0 standard, aka NextGen TV.

Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In San Francisco

KGO, KPIX, KNTV, KTVU, KDTV and KRON are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Four Stations Launch NextGen TV In Des Moines

KCCI, WHO, KDSM and KDIN are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Four Stations Launch NextGen TV In Rochester, N.Y.

WHAM, WROC, WUHF and WXXI are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Talking TV: When Is NextGen TV Revenue Coming?

John Hane, president and CEO of BitPath, shares an update on how far along the ATSC 3.0 consortium is toward building a national network that will support leasing data services and get cash registers finally ringing for broadcasters. A full transcript of the conversation is included.


For NextGen TV, Cheaper Receivers, Bigger Markets And More HDR Are Next

ATSC 3.0 has hit a sludgy stretch of path toward its end goal of broad U.S. adoption and providing new content services. It will take many hands — a potential FCC task force, station group cooperation and an elongated pipeline for receivers included — to get the standard’s implementation flying again.

Tolka Enters NextGen TV Upgrade Accessory Device Certification Program

Tolka has become the first ATSC 3.0 software vendor to power devices that have entered the certification process to use the NextGen TV trademark. These devices are for consumers interested […]


Pearl TV’s Anne Schelle To Receive TVN’s Women In Technology Leadership Award

Anne Schelle, managing director of the Pearl TV consortium, will receive the highest honor in TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards for her tireless efforts to rally the broadcast industry around the ATSC 3.0 standard while convincing manufacturers to produce compatible sets. She’ll receive her award at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 18 at 6 p.m.

Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In Boston

WUNI, WCVB, WFXT, WGBH, WBZ and WBTS are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NAB To FCC: ATSC 3.0 Transition Is In Peril

The National Association of Broadcasters said that without some action by the FCC, including sunsetting the requirement to broadcast in both the current and next-generation transmission formats, that next-generation format — the ATSC 3.0 transmission standard — is “in peril,” and with it broadcasters’ future.

Four Stations Launch NextGen TV In Miami

WTVJ, WSCV, WFOR and WLTV are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.


In A Gadget-Light Year, CES Pitches A Connected, Mobile World

Broadcasters kept their focus largely on a NextGen TV narrative headed into this week’s CES in Las Vegas, where around 100,000 attendees are expected. Sinclair is discussing its own flurry of ATSC 3.0 developments, while the demise of pay TV service Evoca was one setback in the NextGen saga.