ATSC 3.0 is now live in Seattle, with seven stations
broadcasting with the NextGen TV transmission standard.
The local stations that are now transmitting with ATSC 3.0
include KOMO-TV (ABC), KIRO-TV (CBS), KCPQ (Fox), KING-TV (NBC), KONG (Ind.),
KZJO (MyNet) and KUNS-TV (Univision). The list includes all of Seattle’s major broadcasters.
NextGen TV will be able to support new features incusing
immersive audio and video, broadcasting to mobile devices, personalized viewing
tools, and advanced emergency alerts providing rich media instead of simple
All stations are cooperating to ensure that all viewers in
the Seattle area will continue to have access to the channels. Those using an
antenna to receive the channels can do a rescan to continue receiving them.
“As broadcasters, we must always consider ways to enhance
our products for viewers to receive the best quality of our content,” said
Richard Friedel, executive vice president, Corporate Engineering, at Fox
Television Stations, which owns KCPQ and KZJO. “Working together with our
fellow broadcasters to bring this new generation of innovative technology to
viewers in the Seattle-Tacoma market delivers on that goal.”
“Our Emerald City has truly become the nation’s
technological core. It’s only appropriate that we usher in the latest
revolution in broadcast innovation to our tech-savvy audience,” added Mark
Aitken, senior vice president of Advanced Technology for Sinclair Broadcast
Group, owner of KOMO-TV and KUNS-TV. “We are thrilled to introduce the myriad
benefits NextGen TV to Seattle, taking the television viewing experience to new
Source: Cord Cutters News