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FCC Media Bureau Grants First ATSC 3.0 Licenses


The FCC Media Bureau has granted the first ATSC 3.0 licenses, just one day after the Bureau began accepting applications for the next-gen broadcast standard.

Three stations got the thumbs up from the Bureau on Wednesday. Low-power broadcaster WatchTV of Portland was granted a modification to a next gen license for three of its Oregon stations. According to the application, WatchTV estimates it will commence ATSC 3.0 service for call signs K28GG-D of Medford, K14SC-D of Ashland and K25GA-D of Redmond/Prineville on July 1. Last year, WatchTV received an experimental license to allow its Class A low-power stations to be used for ATSC 3.0 DTS.

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