The importance of NextGen TV for the readers of TV Tech was readily apparent in this year’s list of our most popular online stories, with ATSC 3.0 themed articles grabbing three of the top ten spots.
But sex, or more specifically the remastering of the popular "Sex in the City” TV series for streaming topped the list, with articles relating to such topics as sports, pay TV, COVID-19 and the weather also making in the top 10.
1. ‘Sex and the City’ Gets HD Remastering for HBO Max (opens in new tab)
HBO’s “Sex and the City” has gotten a make-over, with a newly remastered HD version of the series starring Sarah Jessica Parker debuting on HBO Max, TV Tech reported.
2. ATSC 3.0 Deployments: Where and When Will NextGen TV be Available? (opens in new tab)
NextGen TV broadcasts are expected to reach 45% of U.S. homes by the end of 2021
3. DirecTV and Dish in Terminal Orbit? Their Satellites Are About to Age Out (opens in new tab)
The two legacy satellite TV operators face an existential crisis that even a merger won't fix.
4. Sinclair, Bally Reveal Bally Sports Rebrand for RSNs (opens in new tab)
Sinclair RSNs will now feature the Bally Sports logo and regional monikers.
5. Journalists Getting COVID-19 Vaccine as Part of Phase 1c (opens in new tab)
They are scheduled to begin receiving vaccines around February.
6. New ATSC 3.0 Sets, Devices Launch at CES 2021 (opens in new tab)
Sony, LG and BitRouter are among the companies debuting NextGen TV tech.
7. Report: Quarter of U.S. Households Intend to Cut Cable in 2021 (opens in new tab)
That is nearly double the amount of people who cut the cord in 2020.
8. Broadcasters Eye ATSC 3.0 Rollout in 16 Additional Cities by End-of-Summer, Says Pearl (opens in new tab)
The launch of NextGen TV in the new markets will take the total above 40 cities.
The free ad-supported streaming service is live on mobile apps, the web and connected TVs.
10. Tegna-Dish Dispute Continues (opens in new tab)
Station group files complaint against Dish for bad-faith conduct and responds to claims.
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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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