NextGen TV Comes to Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Five stations in Charleston S.C. have began providing NextGen TV (aka ATSC 3.0) broadcasts. With the launch, WCIV (the Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate), WCSC-TV (the Gray Television-owned CBS affiliate), WTAT-TV (the Cunningham-owned Fox affiliate), WCBD-TV (the Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate) and WGWG (the Howard Stirk Holdings-owned H&I affiliate) at the moment are providing NextGen TV indicators. For the Charleston launch, WGWG, owned by Howard Stirk Holdings, transformed to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. WGWG is broadcasting its personal programming, in addition to the programming of the opposite taking part stations, in NextGen TV format. All the programming of every taking part station will proceed to be out there within the current DTV format, which all trendy tv units can obtain. BitPath, which is growing new knowledge broadcasting companies, led the planning course of and coordinated efforts throughout the 5 tv stations.This newest deployment marks the forty seventh market to launch ATSC 3.0 within the U.S. Approximately 45% of U.S. TV households are inside vary of receiving ATSC 3.0 with that proportion anticipated to develop to 75% by the top of 2022, in accordance to the ATSC. CTA estimates that 3 million NextGen TV suitable TV units have been offered within the U.S. up to now and predicts gross sales of 4.5 million of the units to be offered by the top of 2022. TV Tech has been monitoring all of the markets which are planning to or have launched ATSC 3.0 broadcasts right here. For extra info, go to TV Tech’s NextGen TV web page.

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