South Korea paved the road to ATSC 3.0, adopting its Ultra High_Definition (UHD) TV standard in 2016 and launching 4K ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in May 2017 that now reach more than 70% of the South Korean population. Jamaica has launched ATSC 3.0 services. India is exploring ATSC 3.0 for direct-to-mobile services and broadcast traffic overload, while Brazil is planning to use select ATSC 3.0 technologies for its "TV 3.0" project. In Canada, Humber College is building its ATSC 3.0 5G lab, and Mexico is focused on distance education use cases.
Broadcasters are working together to bring ATSC 3.0 to audiences across the country, currently targeting markets that will reach more than 80% of the public.
This map depicts Nielsen Designated Market Areas in which one or more cities have at least one station broadcasting ATSC 3.0 services. For details about which cities have service today, related stations, and the schedule for future launches, please visit www.watchnextgentv.com. For details about which stations and services are available in ATSC 3.0 as well as coverage areas for those stations, please visit www.antennaweb.org or www.rabbitears.info.
*Designated Market Area (DMA ®) boundaries shown on this map have been provided courtesy of The Nielsen Company. DMA® is a registered service mark of The Nielsen Company.
Markets in orange have at least one ATSC 3.0 station transmitting at least one NextGen TV service. (Most are transmitting 3-5 NextGen TV services.
Markets in light blue indicate that the FCC application to transmit ATSC 3.0 for at least one station in the market has been submitted, and broadcasters are preparing to launch service.
Markets in dark blue show where broadcasters have announced that they are working together to bring ATSC 3.0 service.
Each Announced Target Market (in dark blue) will transition to Readying Broadcasts (in light blue) and then On-the-Air with ATSC 3.0 (in orange).
Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM
Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), AL
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Des Moines, IA
East Lansing, MI
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI
Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI
Green Bay-Appleton, WI
Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC
Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC & Asheville, NC
Hartford-New Haven, CT
Kansas City, KS-MO
Las Vegas, NV
Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
Oklahoma City, OK
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL
Providence, RI-New Bedford, MA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara-Santa Marie-San Luis Obispo, CA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL
Tucson (Sierra Vista), AZ
Twin Falls, ID
West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL
Wichita-Hutchinson Plus, KS
Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazelton, PA
In early 2022, the Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ) launched digital television transmissions with the ATSC 3.0 standard throughout the country of Jamaica.
"On the Air" with ATSC 3.0
South Korea literally paved the road to ATSC 3.0, adopting its Next Gen TV standard in 2016 and launching 4K Ultra High Definition ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in May 2017. Momentum continues to build since the landmark UHD broadcasts of the Winter Olympics, and ATSC 3.0 services now reach over 70% of the population.
In addition to UHD, broadcasters in South Korea continue developing new services on the country’s ATSC 3.0 service roadmap.
"On the Air" with ATSC 3.0
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