Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Albany, N.Y.
Leading television stations in Albany, N.Y., today began broadcasting with NextGen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0.
Switching on the new transmission standard are Nexstar Media’s WTEN (ABC); Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WRGB (CBS) and WCWN (CW); Mission Broadcasting’s WXXA (Fox); and WMHT Public Media’s WMHT (PBS).
Today’s launch in Albany follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. WCWN has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions and will broadcast its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in NextGen TV format.
The programming of each participating station will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which all modern television sets can receive.
BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the five television stations.
Albany viewers can learn more about NextGen TV by visiting www.WatchNextGenTV.com, which offers a guide listing cities currently carrying the service, as well as links to available NextGen TV set models.