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.

GatesAir Transmitter To Bring NextGen TV To DC

The transmission supplier is partnering with Howard University’s WHUT and Pearl TV to power ATSC 3.0 services for five stations in the nation’s ninth largest TV market.

KASW Adds SFN For Phoenix ATSC 3.0 Model Market

Broadcasters participating in the Phoenix Model Market launch of NextGen TV service have added a single frequency network, a move designed to give enhanced reception for viewers and broaden the reach of broadcasters transmitting to ATSC 3.0 sets. KASW, a CW affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Co., has put into service one of the […]

Portland Stations Plan ATSC 3.0 Rollout

Stations from Meredith, Nexstar, Sinclair and Tegna have applied for FCC approval to launch NextGen TV in Oregon.


The Three Disparate Visions Of ATSC 3.0

The Pearl station groups are betting on targeted advertising and see TV sets with consumer-friendly interfaces as a critical stepping stone to that. Sinclair wants to bring the mobile audience back to broadcasting and explore datacasting. And the Big Four broadcast networks? Their vision is no vision at all.


Pearl, APTS Eager To Push ATSC 3.0 At FCC

The Pearl consortium of several large commercial TV station groups and the Association of Public Television Stations are expected to take the lead asking for FCC approval of the next-gen transmission standard. They want to “sync up” the transition to it with the forced migration to new channels that many stations may have to make if the FCC’s incentive auction of TV spectrum is successful next spring.

Broadcasters, Samsung Ink ATSC 3.0 Pact

The Pearl group of nine major station groups and Sinclair have agreed to work with the consumer electronics giant over the next 18 months to develop and test new features and services that will support broadcasters’ evolving business models for the next-generation broadcast TV standard.


NewsON Could Be ON To Something Big

NewsON is additional evidence that broadcasters have matured and recognized the wisdom of cooperation in the digital sphere. Founded by five major station groups, it plans to aggregate local newscasts from around the country and offer them on an ad-supported basis to consumers so they can watch on mobile devices or connected TVs. It could be another good opportunity for stations to deliver their news programming to the hard-to-reach viewers.


Fritz: Time To Press FCC To Adopt ATSC 3.0

Jerald Fritz of ONE Media says if broadcasters can submit a petition to the commission this summer, the FCC may be able to conduct a rulemaking and give its blessing late this year or early next. That means TV stations could be on the air with the standard sometime in 2017, he adds.