Posted on April 6, 2021 in ATSC News
BUFFALO, N.Y.—ATSC 3.0, the new TV transmission standard that powers NextGen TV, has been deployed by five local TV stations in Buffalo, N.Y.—WKBW, WUTV, WIVB-TV, WGRZ and WNYO-TV.
WKBW is Buffalo’s ABC affiliate and is owned by E.W. Scripps; WGRZ is an NBC affiliate owned by Tegna; Sinclair owns both WUTV (Fox) and WNYO-TV (MyNet); and WIVB-TV is owned by Nexstar and is the market’s CBS affiliate.
The stations are collaborating to keep current programming available to all viewers, regardless of whether their TV services are over-the-air or by a cable or satellite company. If a viewer uses an antenna, they will need to rescan their TV for full service. No action is required for cable or satellite subscribers.
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