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ATSC 3.0 Deployments: Where and When Will NextGen TV be Available?

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UPDATED 10/7: ATSC 3.0 deployment is well underway in the U.S., as the ATSC has shared that there will be more than 60 “first markets”—including the top 40 markets—that will bring the NextGen TV standard to its viewers in 2020.

With these markets, ATSC says ATSC 3.0 will reach 70% of all viewers in the U.S. To date, six markets are currently “on the air” with ATSC 3.0 and four are readying broadcasts, having FCC permission but are not yet on-air. The others listed are part of the first market group.

ATSC has created a map for NextGen TV deployments in the U.S. 

Here is a complete list of the ATSC 3.0 deployment breakdown: 

“On the Air” With ATSC 3.0

  • Austin, Texas
  • Boise, Idaho 
  • Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas 
  • East Lansing, Mich.
  • Las Vegas
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Fla. 
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland, Ore. 
  • Salt Lake City
  • Santa Barbara-Santa Marie-San Luis Obispo, Calif. 

Readying Broadcasts

  • Denver
  • Los Angeles
  • Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla.
  • Oklahoma City

First Markets

  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. 
  • Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M. 
  • Atlanta 
  • Baltimore 
  • Boston
  • Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y. 
  • Charleston-Huntington, WVa.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland-Akron, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Davenport, Iowa-Rock Island-Moline, Ill. 
  • Detroit
  • Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich. 
  • Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, Mich. 
  • Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C. 
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Hartford-New Haven, Conn. 
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City, Kan.-Mo. 
  • Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark. 
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn 
  • New York
  • Norfolk-Portsmith-Newport News, Va. 
  • Omaha, Neb.
  • Providence, R.I.-New Bedford, Mass. 
  • Raleigh-Durham, N.C. 
  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif. 
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif. 
  • Seattle-Tacoma, Wash. 
  • Springfield, Mo. 
  • St. Louis
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla. 
  • Washington, D.C. 
  • West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Fla. 

The ATSC offered an official progress report on May 11

While the markets will be capable of broadcasting these signals, there is still a need for consumer devices to receive them. However, there are efforts by major manufacturers and Kickstarters alike, to make that technology available.