Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network is usually knocking heads with broadcasters over retransmission consent fees. But in Dallas, the satellite operator is working with leading broadcasters in developing ATSC 3.0, the new FCC-authorized broadcasting standard.
Under the aegis of Spectrum Co., the partnership of Sinclair and Nexstar, Dish is testing the transmission and reception capabilities of 3.0 using a swathe of its own 700 MHz E Block spectrum (former TV ch. 56) and Spectrum Co.’s 3.0-enabled single frequency network (SFN) in Dallas, according to a joint press release.
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