Posted on April 13, 2022 in ATSC News
Albany’s major broadcast stations have launched NextGen TV broadcast signals from local affiliates of ABC, CBS, Fox, PBS and CW.
The five stations launching the NextGen TV, a.k.a. ATSC 3.0 broadcasts, are WTEN (the Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate), WRGB (the Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate), WXXA-TV (the Mission Broadcasting-owned Fox affiliate), WCWN (the Sinclair-owned CW affiliate) and WMHT (WMHT Public Media’s PBS affiliate).
As part of the launch, WCWN, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. WCWN will broadcast its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in NextGen TV format.
All the programming of each participating station will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which all modern television sets can receive. BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the five television stations.
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