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NAB Show New York 2020

October 21 – October 22, 2020

BitPath will be at the NAB Show in New York in October and will be available for meetings. Please contact us at contact@bitpath.com if you are interested in meeting.

BitPath News (formerly Spectrum Co)

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Four Local Television Stations In Norfolk, VA

PR Newswire November 20, 2020

WAVY-TV, WVBT, WNLO-CD and WTVZ-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Five Local Television Stations In Raleigh, NC

PR Newswire November 17, 2020

WTVD, WNCN, WUVC, WLFL and WRDC Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

BitPath’s John Hane discusses data broadcasting with TVNewsCheck’s Glen Dickson and other executives at the TV2025 conference

TVNewsCheck October 22, 2020

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Six Local Television Stations In Mobile-Pensacola

PR Newswire October 22, 2020

WEAR-TV, WKRG-TV, WPMI-TV, WFNA, WFGX, WJTC Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Five Local Television Stations In Oklahoma City, OK

PR Newswire October 8, 2020

KOCO-TV, KFOR-TV, KOKH-TV, KOCB and KAUT Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Four Local Television Stations In Austin, TX

PR Newswire October 6, 2020

KXAN-TV, KEYE-TV, KNVA and KBVO-CD Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

BitPath files in the FCC’s Broadcast Internet proceeding

August 31, 2020

The premise that broadcasters got their spectrum for free in a windfall pervades the comments of Public Knowledge, Consumers Union and OTI (“PK/CU/OTI”). But that’s simply untrue.

CBRS auction surpasses $1B threshold

Fierce Wireless
August 3, 2020

The FCC's auction for licenses in the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) band surpassed the $1 billion mark last week, with high demand not isolated to only large market counties.

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV On Seven Local Television Stations In Portland, OR

PR Newswire
July 28, 2020

KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, OPB, KRCW-TV and KPDX Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

CBRS auction starts off strong, with high demand in first round

Fierce Wireless
July 24, 2020

The FCC wrapped up the first round of the 3.5 GHz spectrum auction on Thursday, with 271 qualified bidders and strong demand.

For Broadcast Stations Launching NextGen TV Services, Mobile and Data Services are Keys to Financial Success

Broadcast Beat
July 23, 2020

The business opportunities made possible by the next generation of broadcast technology—especially in datacasting and mobility—dwarf the broadcast business as we know it.

TVN Tech | NextGen TV Racing For Scale

TVNewsCheck
July 23, 2020

When the NAB Show scheduled for April was canceled back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasters eager to launch new services using the ATSC 3.0 “NextGen TV” standard said they would forge ahead regardless of missing the opportunity to showcase their plans in Las Vegas.

NEXTGEN TV Launches On Four Major Television Stations In Salt Lake City

PR Newswire
June 30, 2020

KUTV, KTVX, KUCW and KJZZ-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Nashville Network-Affiliated Television Stations

PR Newswire
June 23, 2020

WTVF, WKRN-TV, WZTV, WUXP-TV, WNAB Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Three Pittsburgh Network-Affiliated Television Stations

PR Newswire
June 16, 2020

WPGH, WTAE and WPNT Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Four Las Vegas Network-Affiliated Television Stations

PR Newswire
May 26, 2020

Powered by ATSC 3.0, KSNV, KVCW, KLAS and KTNV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology.

Four-Station Las Vegas Rollout Of ATSC 3.0 Marks Biggest Bet Yet For New Tech Standard

by David Bloom
May 26, 2020

ATSC 3.0 – the next-generation set of tech standards designed to give broadcasters the capabilities to better compete with cable, mobile, and broadband video and data providers – launched today across four Las Vegas TV stations.

NextGen TV Marks Vegas Debut

by Phil Kurz
May 26, 2020

NextGen TV took a major step forward with the launch of ATSC 3.0 over-the-air commercial television service in Las Vegas from network affiliates owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group and The E.W. Scripps Company.

US broadcasters plow ahead with 'NextGen TV'

by Jeff Baumgartner
May 15, 2020

US broadcasters have been forced to rein in some of their plans to light up ATSC 3.0 signals due to pandemic-fueled complications, but many still expect to introduce initial versions of "NextGen TV" in several markets later this year.

"Next Gen TV" Could Offer Expanded Local Services During COVID-19

by Carolyn Giardina
May 14, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a panel of broadcast stakeholders reported that they are proceeding to implement the U.S.' voluntary "Next Gen TV" broadcast transmission system, while identifying what could be potential opportunities for local broadcasters to use the new services to support their communities during the crisis.

Sinclair to Launch First ATSC 3.0 Station in Las Vegas on May 26

by Tom Butts
May 5, 2020

LAS VEGAS—Sinclair says KVCW, the company’s CW affiliate in Las Vegas, will begin broadcasting in ATSC 3.0 on May 26, marking the company’s first commercial deployment of the NextGen TV standard.

NextGen TV: ‘This is Year One’

by Tom Butts
January 21, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA—The standard has been approved, testing is ongoing and new TV sets with support for NextGen TV (aka ATSC 3.0) debuted at CES2020 earlier this month. Now comes the hard part—marketing it.

ATSC 3.0 Explained: How NextGen TV will Deliver 4K HDR Broadcasts for Free

by Brian Westover
December 15, 2019

The name might sound meaningless: ATSC 3.0. But behind that opaque acronym is a world of improvements to over-the-air TV that will bring 4K picture, premium sound and interactive features into your home for free.

NAB NYC 2019: How Broadcasters Must Fight For Their Future Insights on media disruption, business models and growth strategies

by Howard Homonoff
October 21, 2019

It’s a little early for Halloween, but ghosts and goblins have been circling the broadcasting business for some time now. If you spent any time at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual New York conference last week, you couldn’t avoid them: the explosion of consumer content choices, especially in ad-free environments such as Netflix; widespread declining ratings and the Hunger Games-like battle for a hit; and cord-cutting of the traditional cable bundle with the fall-off of subscriber fees to match.

Next Gen TV Conference Examines ATSC-3 Use Cases

by The Display Daily Team
June 13, 2019

Broadcasters, CE companies, equipment manufacturers and service providers met in Washington in late May at the Annual Next Gen TV Conference, to discuss real and anticipated products and services using the new ATSC-3 standard.

Sinclair announces 40 U.S. cities getting ATSC 3.0 by 2020

by Ben Munson
April 8, 2019

LAS VEGAS—Sinclair and its joint venture ONE Media held a press conference on Monday during the NAB Show to offer details about plans to launch ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV in the U.S.

As Expected, Top 40 DMAs To Get ATSC 3.0 In 2020

by Adam Jacobson
April 8, 2019

LAS VEGAS—A broad coalition of broadcast television station groups that include network O&Os, affiliate stations and educational broadcasters plan to deploy the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast TV standard across the nation’s 40 biggest markets by the end of 2020.

Public Broadcasters Raring to Go With ATSC 3.0

by Michael Balderston
February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON—The hype around the next generation of television, or ATSC 3.0 as it is formerly known, continues to grow. With the standards nearly finalized and examples of it in use in South Korea, a number of broadcasters that have been experimenting with the standard are eager to share what they are cooking up for the viewers, and some of them took the stage to do so as part of a panel at the 2019 Public Media Summit put on by APTS.

Spectrum Co’s Sasha Javid talks ATSC 3.0 transition, spectrum opportunities

by Ben Munson
Jan 31, 2019

Sasha Javid is joining Spectrum Co, a joint venture between Sinclair and Nexstar Media, during an inflection point for next-generation broadcast television.

Deeper Dive—Why Fox and NBC committing to ATSC 3.0 is such a big deal

by Ben Munson
Oct 19, 2018

NEW YORK—ATSC 3.0, the still-nascent next-generation TV standards for broadcasters, had a fairly momentous Wednesday. Fox and NBC, two of the biggest broadcasters in the country, formally committed to launching the technology.

ATSC 3.0 Can Shield TV Broadcasters From Future Spectrum Grabs

by Phil Kurz
May 31, 2018

WASHINGTON—John Hane, president of Spectrum Co., isn’t quite sure whether it’s a bad dream or he’s a bit paranoid, but he’s seen this all before. Hane senses TV spectrum is at risk from another round of givebacks, and that ultimately there will be nothing left but VHF.