GREENSBORO, N.C.—Add four more stations to the growing list of TV broadcasters on air with NextGen TV—this time with stations owned by three different station groups, including Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group and Hearst Television.
This week Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WXLV and MyNet affiliate WMYV; Nexstar-owned Fox affiliate WGHP and Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WXII, flipped the switch on ATSC 3.0 service in Greensboro, bringing local viewers improved video, enhanced audio, including Voice+ dialog enhancement, and access to advanced emergency alerting.
Sinclair will host ATSC 3.0 transmission of all four stations Over-the-air ATSC 1.0 viewers must rescan their televisions to continue receiving legacy DTV service. BitPath led the planning process and deployment of NextGen TV for the four stations.
More information is available on the Sinclair website.
TV Tech has been tracking the deployments of NextGen TV services around the country. A list of markets with ATSC 3.0 broadcasts and those planning to launch services is available here.
Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
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