NextGen TV has launched in Atlanta, GA, with five local stations now broadcasting with the NextGen TV transmissions standard. The stations in Atlanta include WPCH (Independent, Channel 17), WGCL (CBS, Channel 46), WSB (ABC, Channel 2), WAGA (FOX, Channel 5), and WXIA (NBC, Channel 11).
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.
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.
“NEXTGEN TV offers enhanced features to broadcast television, such as stunning video with brilliant colour, sharper images, and deeper contrast, and is a thorough upgrade to traditional television,” said Tom Casey, vice president, engineering and technology for the Meredith Local Media Group. “NEXTGEN TV also exclusively offers Voice + audio from Dolby, so viewers can hear every voice, while also experiencing movie-theatre quality sound and uniform volume across different channels.”
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 this summer.