Posted on October 24, 2022 in ATSC News
WKAR Public Media recently received a Congressionally Funded Community Project (CFCP) grant from the Department of Education to leverage ATSC 3.0 television technology to deliver educational content to underserved families in mid-Michigan. The project, titled Strengthening Equitable K-12 Access to Education to the Lansing Area Via Free Over the Air Service, will be implemented in collaboration with WKAR partners at Michigan State University and throughout the greater Lansing area.
The investment will cover the cost of WKAR’s operational efforts including distribution of devices to participants allowing receipt of educational content and resources using the NextGen technology, whether they have an internet connection or not; and evaluation.
“We are honored to receive this grant to support our community through NextGen TV technology,” said Shawn Turner, WKAR interim general manager and director of broadcasting. “The opportunities that are presented by ATSC 3.0 are vast and will help stations like WKAR super serve their communities through interactive content delivered via the broadcast signal. WKAR continues to research, innovate, and explore new applications in NextGen TV as part of our NextGen Media Innovation Lab.”
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