Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Roanoke-Lynchburg

WSET, WDBJ, WWCW, WSLS and WZBJ are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five television stations serving the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market today began broadcasting with NextGen TV, also known as.

Switching on the new transmission standard are Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WSET (ABC), Gray Television’s WDBJ (CBS) and WZBJ (MyNetworkTV), Nexstar Media Group’s WWCW (CW) and Graham Media Group’s WSLS (NBC).

Today’s launch in Roanoke-Lynchburg follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. WZBJ has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions and is broadcasting its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in NextGen TV format. CBS, Fox, NBC and MyNet programming is now available in ATSC 3.0.

All programming of all participating stations will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which can be received on all modern television sets.

BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the five television stations.

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