Posted on July 2, 2020 in ATSC News
SALT LAKE CITY—Sinclair and Nexstar announced this week that four of Salt Lake City’s leading local television stations—KUTV (CBS), KTVX (ABC), KUCW (CW) and KJZZ-TV (Ind)—have launched ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). This marks the fourth such deployment of major market stations, following similar recent launches by Sinclair and other station groups in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Nashville.
BitPath, formerly the Spectrum Group, which is developing new data broadcasting services that the stations expect to launch, led the planning and coordinated efforts across the four stations.
“We’re excited to bring this significant innovation to Salt Lake City, forever changing the way we use and think of broadcast television,” said Mark Aitken, senior vice president of Advanced Technology for Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of KUTV and KJZZ-TV. “Now that we have launched NextGen TV, we are already planning future upgrades that will allow viewers to enjoy a more personalized and immersive experience, with better access to news and media than ever before.”
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