ATSC 3.0 NEXTGEN OTA TV is Now Live in Boston





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Ready to get the next gen of over-the-air TV? If you live in Boston, you can do just that.

Antenna users with a NEXTGEN TV in the Boston metro area and surrounding areas can now find six channels over-the-air (OTA) for free with NEXTGEN TV: TelevisaUnivision’s WUNI (Univision; channel 27); Hearst Television’s WCVB (ABC; channel 5); Cox Media Group’s WFXT (FOX; channel 25); GBH (PBS; channel 2); CBS’ WBZ (CBS; channel 4) and NBCUniversal’s WBTS (NBC; channel 10).  

“Boston will now get the most out of live news, events and sports programming, as NEXTGEN TV merges over-the-air antenna TV with the internet, enhancing its information and entertainment value,” stated Theodore Stoner, vice president of distribution technology strategy at TelevisaUnivision. “NEXTGEN TV dramatically improves delivery of our services, ensures that we remain competitive, and meet the challenges of today’s evolving digital world. This investment and collaboration enable us to provide a better and more engaging news and entertainment experience for our viewers.” 

“This launch took an extraordinary amount of collaboration among the six stations involved and demonstrates the broadcast industry’s commitment to NEXTGEN TV,” commented Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV. “NEXTGEN TV exponentially expands the type of content broadcasters can provide and the ways that viewers can engage with their television screens. Boston’s launch underscores the excitement we all share as we continue innovating this technology and launching new markets.” 

NEXTGEN TV delivers: 

·       Stunning 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR) video 

·       Consistent volume across channels 

·       Added voice clarity with Dolby’s Voice + 

·       Movie theater-quality sound 

·       Enhanced internet content on demand 

·       Advanced emergency alerts and information 

·       Expanded and hyperlocal news 

·       Dual language capabilities 

NEXTGEN TV is now in 50 markets and expects to reach 75% of U.S. television households in 2023. 

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