Broadcasters have announced that they are working together to bring ATSC 3.0 first to 62 markets across the country, which collectively would mean next-generation TV reception by more than 75% of all viewers. Those 62 “First Markets” are indicated on this map. Each “first market” (in dark blue) will transition to readying broadcasts (in light blue) and then on-the-air with ATSC 3.0 (in orange.)
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.
*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 indicate that at least one ATSC 3.0 station is now transmitting
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 first to 62 markets across the country, which collectively would mean next-generation TV reception by more than 75% of all viewers.
Those 62 first markets are indicated on this map. 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.)
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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