Tag: OTA

  • Rewind TV OTA Channel Launches in Markets Across the Country

    Rewind TV OTA Channel Launches in Markets Across the Country

    A new OTA channel, Rewind TV, debuted this week in nearly 50 markets around the U.S. The Nexstar Media-owned network features classic TV shows from the 80s and 90s. Nexstar announced the new channel in April, along with sharing that the Antenna TV OTA channel would be focusing on shows from the 60s and 70s. […]

  • Nexstar is Launching an OTA Channel Dedicated to 80s and 90s TV

    Nexstar is Launching an OTA Channel Dedicated to 80s and 90s TV

    Nexstar Media is launching a new OTA network, Rewind TV, with a lineup of 80s and 90s sitcoms. The channel is set to launch on September 1 and will be available in 50 million households across the country. Nexstar also owns Antenna TV, a channel dedicated to classic TV from the 60s and 70s. The […]

  • Skyboxe’s ‘All-in-One’ Android TV Hub Gets FCC Approval

    Skyboxe’s ‘All-in-One’ Android TV Hub Gets FCC Approval

    Featured Image: Skyboxe Wireless startup Skyboxe announced this week that it’s received certification from the Federal Communications Commission for its all-in-one, Android TV-based hub. The company says its Skyboxe 4G could replace a cable modem, WiFi router, streaming device, and more when it releases later this year. The set-top device aims to serve as a […]

  • Evoca Aims for Early Access of ATSC 3.0 Pay TV Service on Sept. 1

    Evoca Aims for Early Access of ATSC 3.0 Pay TV Service on Sept. 1

    Evoca, the new company aiming to leverage ATSC 3.0 to offer pay TV service, is currently offering early access to its service, with a goal of going live on September 1st in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho. Those who sign on early get a free receiver and antenna, along with a discounted monthly charge […]

  • TiVo and Channel Master Pair Up to Bring DVR to OTA Antenna Users

    TiVo and Channel Master Pair Up to Bring DVR to OTA Antenna Users

    Image: TiVo/Channel Master Channel Master, a leading manufacturer of OTA TV products, announced today that it has made an agreement with TiVo to bring TiVo’s DVR technology to OTA antenna users. “One of the first things cord cutters discover is that they really need a DVR for the TV antenna in order to have the […]

  • FCC Marks Completion of Repack Project, Clearing Way for Wireless

    FCC Marks Completion of Repack Project, Clearing Way for Wireless

    The Federal Communications Commission announced that the post-incentive auction transition successfully hit its July 13, 2020, deadline. While a few stations were granted deadline extensions, completing the transition means that key 600 MHz band spectrum is now open for wireless use, including emerging 5G networks. The 39-month effort was spread across 10 phases, the last […]

  • Amazon Adds a New OTA Feature to Fire TV Cube

    Amazon Adds a New OTA Feature to Fire TV Cube

    Amazon has added a new tuner integration feature to its Fire TV Cube that allows viewers to tune into OTA TV. Viewers in select countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany and France, can access over-the-air channels and even use Alexa as a voice remote. Watch over the air content will require customers to attach a […]

  • FCC Declares TV Ownership Rules Don’t Apply to ATSC 3.0’s ‘Broadcast Internet’

    FCC Declares TV Ownership Rules Don’t Apply to ATSC 3.0’s ‘Broadcast Internet’

    This week, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that existing television station ownership rules won’t apply to efforts to build out what FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has described as “broadcast internet.” The decision came in the form of a declatory ruling, with the FCC stating that stations can lease spectrum to provide broadcast internet service without […]

  • Sinclair’s ONE Media on ATSC 3.0 and the Future of ‘Next Gen TV’

    Sinclair’s ONE Media on ATSC 3.0 and the Future of ‘Next Gen TV’

    It probably shouldn’t be all that surprising that the people leading ONE Media 3.0 are pretty bullish on ATSC 3.0’s potential. After all, the Sinclair Broadcasting Group subsidiary’s main goal is to help build and launch the new broadcasting standard, also known as “Next Gen TV.” And fresh off a successful launch late last month […]

  • ATSC Says NextGen TV Rollout Continues Despite COVID-19 Impact

    ATSC Says NextGen TV Rollout Continues Despite COVID-19 Impact

    Despite delays and setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advanced Televisions Systems Committee says the 2020 rollout of ATSC 3.0 is still moving forward. The new broadcasting standard, which will use the “NextGen TV” branding is scheduled to go live on all major networks in Las Vegas and Portland, Ore., by early June, the […]