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WSAZ Nextgen TV

Post by genlock » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:58 pm

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – WSAZ NewsChannel 3 intends to relocate its ATSC 1.0 signal to a different frequency and begin broadcasting in the NEXTGEN (ATSC 3.0) transmission standard at 10 a.m. Dec. 2, 2021.

If you currently use an antenna to receive WSAZ NewsChannel 3 for free, you may need to obtain new equipment to receive the ATSC 3.0 signal, or you will need to rescan your television set on or after Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. to receive the relocated ATSC 1.0 signal over the air.

Cable and satellite viewers will not be affected. For more information on how to rescan your TV’s tuner, visit WSAZ.com or call 304-690-3025 during normal business hours.
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Post by Mr. Jones » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:43 pm

So which stick becomes the lighthouse for Charleston/Huntington? Presumably a Sinclair signal, as they seem to be taking the lead on hosting in many other markets. And will 13 participate, too?

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Post by Mr. Jones » Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:52 am

Apparently WSAZ is the lighthouse station:

https://rabbitears.info/market.php?mktid=80

https://www.yahoo.com/now/major-broadca ... 00117.html
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Five Local Television Stations in Charleston, West Virginia
Mon, December 6, 2021, 1:29 PM·4 min read

WCHS-TV, WOWK-TV, WSAZ-TV, WQCW and WVAH-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology

CHARLESTON, W. Va., December 06, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charleston’s leading television stations today officially began broadcasting with NEXTGEN TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcast technology. The launch includes WCHS-TV (ABC), WOWK-TV (CBS), WSAZ-TV (NBC), WQCW (CW) and WVAH-TV (Decades).

Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital apps, NEXTGEN TV can support a wide range of features that are currently in development. In addition to providing a new, improved way for broadcasters to reach viewers with advanced emergency alerts, NEXTGEN TV features stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast to create a more life-like experience.

NEXTGEN TV adds a new dimension to TV viewing, with vibrant video and new Voice+ dialogue enhancement that brings voices to the foreground. Movie theater-quality sound lets viewers hear every voice clearly and keeps volume consistent across channels. NEXTGEN TV also can be enhanced with Internet content to enable viewers to get the most out of live sports, live news, and live events in real-time, without looking away from the TV screen.

Powered by ATSC 3.0, NEXTGEN TV is the most significant broadcast technology upgrade ever. Features available on NEXTGEN TV will vary by device and station as broadcasters roll out service across the country.

Today’s launch in Charleston follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. WSAZ-TV, owned by Gray Television, Inc, has converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. WSAZ-TV will broadcast its own programming, as well as the programming of the other participating stations, in NEXTGEN TV format. All programming of all participating stations will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which can be received on all modern television sets. BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the five television stations.

From Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C., NEXTGEN TV service is already on the air in more than 35 cities across the country. Charleston viewers can learn more about NEXTGEN TV by visiting www.WatchNextGenTV.com, which offers a guide listing cities currently carrying the service, as well as links to available NEXTGEN TV set models.

Antenna viewers without NEXTGEN TV sets can simply rescan their TV sets to ensure uninterrupted service. Rescan instructions are available at: fcc.gov/rescan. Cable and satellite subscribers do not need to take any action

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