Today Pearl TV has announced that CTA is officially certifying a new ATSC 3.0 Nextgen TV from ADTH and Tolka. This new tuner will allow you to connect to any Android or Linux platform and receive free over-the-air Nextgen TV with an antenna. You can also connect directly through HDMI to your TV.
ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV offers the promise of 4K TV, better signal coverage, improved alerts, on-demand, and more all through your antenna. Though to take advantage of this you will need a new tuner.
“On behalf of the nation’s broadcasters who are spearheading the introduction of NEXTGEN TV channels throughout the country, we delighted to recognize Tolka for its expertise in developing a software stack that can power the ADTH upgrade accessory receiver comments,” Anne Schelle, Managing Director of Pearl LLC, a business organization promoting the interests of more than 820 network-affiliated U.S. television stations. “The TV industry is eager to promote the advantages of NEXTGEN TV – including enhanced audio and video – and the addition of an affordable set-top device with the official NEXTGEN TV certification opens new avenues for broadcasters and for the millions of viewers looking for an easy upgrade solution. It’s as simple as connecting the power, an antenna, and an HDMI cord with the new ADTH device. And this is just the first of several products that are coming for viewers who are hoping upgrade to enjoy the enhanced NEXTGEN TV experience.”
NEXTGEN TV certification services and tools are provided by Resillion on behalf of the CTA and the National Association of Broadcasts, which joined forces in 2019 to launch the innovative logo program. “We congratulate ADTH and Tolka for being the first accessory device to be certified NEXTGEN TV,” says Dr. Bob Campbell, Director of Engineering at Resillion. “The NEXTGEN TV logo is essential to maximize device sales, demonstrating compliance to the standards and giving consumers confidence in a product, and we hope to support many more to carry the mark in the coming months.”
“We would like to thank Pearl TV, the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. National Association of Broadcasters and Resillion for their efforts in promoting NEXTGEN TV as a major step in the advancement of broadcast television standards across the USA,” adds Alex Day, Tolka Telecommunications’ Vice President of Business Development “NEXTGEN TV offers a major advance in terms of viewer experience including 2160p 4K video resolution, 120 Hz frame rate, high dynamic range, wide color gamut and cinema-quality audio. It is already accessible in 60 percent of homes across the USA and expected to reach 75 percent of American viewers by December of this year.”
The ADTH NEXTGEN TV Box will be available in July 2023 and is available now for pre-order on ADTH’s website. The MSRP for the NEXTGEN TV receiver is $119.99, and it is available for pre-order at the discounted price of $79.99 for a limited time.