CINCINNATI, Ohio—Five Cincinnati television stations have begun offering NextGen TV broadcasts.
The September 14 launch included WCPO-TV (the Scripps owned ABC affiliate), WKRC-TV (the Sinclair owned CBS affiliate), WLWT (the Hearst owned NBC affiliate), WXIX-TV (the Gray Television owned Fox affiliate) and WSTR-TV (the Deerfield owned MyNet affiliate).
The launch in Cincinnati follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. WSTR-TV, owned by Deerfield Media, has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. WSTR-TV will broadcast its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in NextGen TV format.
BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the five television stations.
TV Tech has been following all the launches of ATSC 3.0 broadcasts. A full list of stations that have launched NextGen TV services is available here.
George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.
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