Over-the-air TV is entering a new golden age of TV ushered in by the new digital TV revolution of the late 2000s. More and more over-the-air TV stations are being rolled out.
Now the Sinclair Broadcast Group has joined the movement with its new over-the-air and online station called TBD TV. Launched February 13, 2017, with stations WLUK-TV in Green Bay Wisconsin, 5.3 in Syracuse New York, and streamed online at TBD.com.
The programming is aimed at millennial audiences and will combine online and over-the-air programs.
Some early programs on TBD’s schedule include:
- “10 Up”: information and “top ten lists” covering online gaming and eSports
- “Because Science”: explanations of the science and physics behind fandom and fantasy figures, hosted by Kyle Hill
- “While You Were…”: recaps the week’s top online news stories
- “Best of the Week”: showcases the week’s best viral videos
- “Big Red Lazor”: a hybrid talk show and video game competition
- “QYOU UP”: weekday morning presentations of inspiring and inspirational videos and music
- “QYOU ZONE”: showcases “the wildest, funniest, hottest web videos on the planet”
- “QYOU PRIME”: early evening presentations of trending online videos and undiscovered features
- “QYOU EDGE”: weird, wacky, and gritty web videos presented during TBD’s overnight hours
- “This Week in Fails”: FailArmy’s showcase of epic fails(for example, stunt mishaps) caught on videotape
- “TableTop”: Wil Wheatonand guests highlight and play various tabletop games
The Sinclair Broadcast Group says it will continue to roll out TBD TV across the United States throughout 2017.
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