Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Cincinnati
WCPO, WKRC, WLWT, WXIX and WSTR begin broadcasting with NextGen TV (also known as ATSC 3.0).
Scripps-owned WCPO (ABC), Sinclair’s WKRC (CBS), Hearst’s WLWT (NBC), Gray’s WXIX (Fox) and Deerfield Media’s WSTR (MNT).
Today’s launch in Cincinnati follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. WSTR has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. It will broadcast its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in the NextGen TV format. 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.
BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the eight television stations. BitPath is building the nation’s first dedicated broadcast data network to provide innovative new wireless services at a fraction of the cost of cellular systems. Based in Arlington, Va., the BitPath network will launch this year covering dozens of cities, with more launches in 2022.
NextGen TV service is already on the air in more than 30 cities across the country.