Detroit is next in line to introduce ATSC 3.0, with five local TV stations launching NextGen TV. The update will offer a better viewing and listening experience for consumers, along with a new, improved way for broadcasters to reach viewers with advanced emergency alerting.
ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV (Channel 7, E.W. Scripps), NBC affiliate WDIV-TV (Channel 4, Graham Media Group), CBS owned and operated station WWJ-TV (Channel 62), MyNetworkTV affiliate and NextGen TV host station WMYD-TV (Channel 20, E.W. Scripps), and Fox Television owned and operated station WJBK-TV (Channel 2) have banded together to offer NextGen TV and to ensure that current over-the-air broadcasts also remain available to viewers.
NextGen TV will be able to support new features incusing immersive audio and video, broadcasting to mobile devices, personalized viewing tools, and advanced emergency alerts providing rich media instead of simple text messages.