ZapperBox Now Taking Orders for $249 NextGen TV Receiver

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ZapperBox, a startup that debuted an ATSC 3.0 receiver at CES 2020 in January, has announced pricing and availability of its M1 set-top box for NextGen TV.

The M1 is a single-tuner receiver based on BitRouter’s ATSC3pak middleware and software deployed by BitRouter for its ATSC3pro receivers in many experimental markets for the past two years.

ZapperBox is now accepting orders for the box, which is priced at $249. By signing up at (opens in new tab), buyers will be able to secure a box with a $99 refundable deposit. They also encourage reseller inquiries as well.

TV Technology profiled BitRouter in this article last month. 

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (, the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.