7 Stations Launch NextGen TV In Richmond, Va.

WRIC, WTVR, WWBT, WRLH, WCVE, WCVW and WUPV are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

All seven of Richmond-Petersburg, Va.’s full-power television stations today began broadcasting with NextGen TV, also known as ATSC 3.0.

Switching on the new transmission standard are Nexstar Media’s WRIC (ABC), E.W. Scripps’ WTVR (CBS), Gray Television’s WWBT (NBC) and WUPV (CW), Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WRLH (Fox) and VPM Media Corp.’s WCVE and WCVW (PBS).

Today’s launch in Richmond-Petersburg follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. WUPV and WCVW have converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions and will broadcast their 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 seven television stations.

Richmond-Petersburg 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.


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