NextGen TV has launched in Hartford, CT with four stations now broadcasting with the NextGen TV transmissions standard. The stations in Hartford include TEGNA’s WCCT (CW, channel 20) and WTIC (FOX, channel 61), Meredith Local Media Group’s WFSB (CBS, channel 3), and Nexstar Media Group’s WTNH (ABC, channel 8).
The participating stations have cooperated to ensure that current programming remains available to all viewers, regardless of whether their television service is provided over-the air or by a cable or satellite company. Antenna viewers can simply rescan their TV sets to ensure full service.
“Launching Hartford is another milestone in the rollout of NEXTGEN TV in the northeast, where area residents are excited to engage with their screens and broadcast content,” said Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV, a broadcaster business association managing the NEXTGEN TV rollout. “As more features are added by broadcasters and set manufacturers, viewers will not only look to their NEXTGEN TV television sets for entertainment, but also for deeper local and global news experiences.”
With NextGen TV, viewers will get improved video and sound quality, added voice clarity, consistent volume across channels, enhanced internet content on demand, and advanced emergency alerting functions to keep viewers better informed.
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.
Visit watchnextgentv.com for a list of cities that have launched NextGen TV and the cities that are set to launch later this year