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Major Broadcasters Launch NextGen TV on Five Local Television Stations in Green Bay
Businesswire January 25, 2022
WBAY-TV, WFRV-TV, WLUK-TV, WGBA-TV and WCWF Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Four Local Television Stations in Springfield, MO
Businesswire December 7, 2021
WXLV-TV, WGHP, WXII-TV and WMYV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Local Television Stations in Charleston, West Virginia
Businesswire December 6, 2021
WCHS-TV, WOWK-TV, WSAZ-TV, WQCW and WVAH-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Local Television Stations in St. Louis, MO
Businesswire September 23, 2021
KDNL-TV, KMOV, KSDK, KTVI and KPLR-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Rosslyn-Based Bitpath is Reimagining TV Broadcast Tech in Internet Age
ARLnow September 20, 2021
Rosslyn-based Bitpath is working to roll out a 21st-century use for a midcentury technology: TV broadcasting.
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Local Television Stations in Cincinnati, OH
Businesswire September 14, 2021
WCPO-TV, WKRC-TV, WLWT, WXIX-TV and WSTR-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Eight Local Television Stations in Kansas City, MO
Businesswire August 24, 2021
KMBC-TV, KCTV, KSHB-TV, WDAF-TV, KCPT, KCWE, KSMO-TV and KCMI-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Local Television Stations in Little Rock, AR
Businesswire June 30, 2021
KATV, KTHV, KARK-TV, KLRT-TV, and KARZ-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Six Local Television Stations in Baltimore, MD
Businesswire June 24, 2021
WMAR-TV, WBAL-TV, WBFF, WNUV, WMPT and WMPB Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Next-Gen TV Technology Demonstrates High-Precision Positioning, Potentially for Autonomy
Inside GNSS June 9, 2021
In a demonstration of new services that NextGen TV can offer, BitPath, CAST.ERA and ONE Media publicly trialed “Enhanced GPS” broadcasts that could provide a tool for autonomous vehicle navigation and other applications.
BitPath, CAST.ERA and ONE Media Demonstrate “Enhanced GPS” Using NextGen Broadcast Standard
Businesswire June 2, 2021
BitPath, CAST.ERA and ONE Media demonstrated today dramatic new use cases for the NextGen Broadcast (ATSC 3.0) standard.
TVOT LIVE! 2021 - ATSC 3.0 - Virtual Infrastructure for Monetization Systems
BitPath's John Hane participated in the TVOT LIVE! 2021 panel ATSC 3.0 - Virtual Infrastructure for Monetization Systems, available for viewing at the link below.
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Six Local Television Stations in Grand Rapids, MI
Businesswire May 6, 2021
WOTV, WWMT, WOOD-TV, WXMI, WXSP-CD and WOLP-CD Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
ATSC & TSDSI Sign Agreement to Enable Adoption of ATSC Standards for Making Broadcast Services Available on Mobile Devices in India
Businesswire March 29, 2021
The agreement signed between the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) on 2 March 2021, enables TSDSI to adopt ATSC standards, thus promoting global harmonization of digital broadcasting standards.
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Local Television Stations in Buffalo, New York
Businesswire March 18, 2021
WKBW, WGRZ, WUTV, WIVB-TV, and WNYO-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
5G Airwave Bids Surge Past $76 Billion to Set Auction Record
Bloomberg January 4, 2021
Bidding in a 5G airwaves auction in the U.S. surged past $76.5 billion, fueled by a frenzied demand for capacity that could send carriers like Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. to the debt market to finance the tab.
Seattle Becomes Latest Large Market To Launch NEXTGEN TV With All Major Broadcasters
PR Newswire December 16, 2020
KOMO-TV, KIRO-TV, KCPQ, KING-TV, KONG, KZJO, KUNS-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
C-band 5G spectrum auction garners $1.9B on day one
Fierce Wireless December 8, 2020
The C-band auction kicked off with gusto on Tuesday, generating more than $1.9 billion in gross proceeds at the end of Day 1 as bidders compete for key mid-band 5G spectrum the 3.7-3.98 GHz band.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Nashville Network-Affiliated Television Stations
June 23, 2020
WTVF, WKRN-TV, WZTV, WUXP-TV, WNAB Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Four Las Vegas Network-Affiliated Television Stations
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.