GREEN BAY, Wisc.—Major broadcasters in Green Bay have launched NextGen TV broadcasts at WBAY-TV (ABC), WFRV-TV (CBS), WLUK-TV (FOX), WGBA-TV (NBC) and WCWF (CW).
The station groups involved include Sinclair (WLUK-TV and WCWF), Nexstar (WFRV-TV), Scripps (WGBA-TV) and Gray Television (WBAY-TV).
For the launch, Sinclair’s WCWF has been converted to ATSC 3.0. WCWF will broadcast its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in the NextGen TV format.
All programming of all participating stations will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which can be received on all modern television sets.
BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the five television stations.
TV Tech has been tracking all the ATSC 3.0 deployments 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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