Posted on December 22, 2021 in ATSC News
(Image credit: Springfield, Mo., via tvtechnology.com)
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has announced that its WHTM-TV station serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has begun broadcasting NextGen TV signals.
Harrisburg is Nexstar’s 17th market to begin broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 in 2021. Over the course of the year, Nexstar deployed ATSC 3.0 at 25 of its local television stations; close to 30% of all U.S. television households now receive a NextGen TV signal from a Nexstar-owned or -operated station.
Nexstar is planning to convert another 20 of its local television markets to NextGen TV next year, and its station group has set a goal of reaching 50% of U.S. TV households with NextGen TV, powered by ATSC 3.0, by the end of 2022.
Nexstar is a participant in BitPath, a broadcaster-supported consortium creating a network for datacasting, with services launching in 2022. Nexstar’s ATSC 3.0 television stations plan to participate in the BitPath broadcast data network.
Read the full story at TV Tech here.
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