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People can now swap out their last-minute FCC filings with last-minute gift-wrapping, as FCC filing deadlines set for Dec. 24 have been extended to Monday, Dec. 28, as a result of an executive order. The FCC issued a public notice...
A pair of Denver TV stations are receiving the gift of NextGen TV, as Nexstar has announced that two of its stations in the market are now broadcasting the ATSC 3.0-powered TV standard. KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV are the Denver stations...
On November 16, a new over-the-air TV channel began broadcasting in northeast Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Blue Mountain Translator District, a special district serving Baker and Union counties, received authorization from the legislature under SB 394 to launch...
When my wife and I watch TV, there is a screen involved, but it may not be the big one that sits in our family room on a large stand. It could be an iPad, iPhone or laptop. Our...
In 2019, the ATSC estimated that more than 60 “first markets”—including the top 40 markets—would deploy NextGen TV standard to its viewers by the end of 2020. The organization has since revised its estimate of that deadline to mid-2021...
Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) launched ATSC 3.0 broadcasts of its WRAL NBC affiliate, WRAZ Fox affiliate and WARZ-CD (Retro TV), which is currently owned by Waters and Brock Communications but has been sold to CRC pending FCC approval, on...
The NextGen TV standard is set to undergo a test on its ability to transmit the ATSC 3.0-powered standard over limited cable infrastructure in Portland, Ore., the Phoenix Model Market has announced. The Phoenix Model Market Partners are working with...
In what is likely to be one of his last major speeches as FCC chairman, Ajit Pai used a good portion of his time speaking virtually with the Media Institute on Tuesday, Dec. 15, about the continued fight over...
NextGen TV has arrived in Seattle, as seven local TV stations have begun broadcasting the ATSC 3.0-based digital transmission standard. All of Seattle’s major broadcasters are transmitting a NextGen TV signal. This includes KOMO-TV (ABC), KIRO-TV (CBS), KCPQ (Fox), KING-TV...
The FCC's draft order to allow broadcasters to expand their use of distributed transmission systems (DTS), which it is considering in a notice of proposed rulemaking but has yet to vote on has drawn a crowd of naysayers even as...
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