GARLAND, Texas and HUNT VALLEY, Md. — Earlier this year, TV Technology first reported on the combined effort of several broadcast related organizations, including Sinclair Broadcast Group, its ONE Media innovations division, and American Tower, in building the world’s first single frequency network using ATSC 3.0 technology in the Dallas/Ft. Worth television market. The plan — which was devised last fall — is to deploy the new transmission technology initially on an experimental basis, and when the last bit of data has been gleaned and reports prepared, to move forward on finalizing the SFN as a permanent component of the television delivery infrastructure for viewers in that market.
The original projection was to have the entire system operational by NAB Show, but as this is a “first initiative” there were the inevitable slippages and “lessons learned” associated with such a pioneering venture.