NextGen TV is live in Phoenix, AZ with eleven stations now broadcasting with the NextGen TV transmissions standard. Phoenix was one of the original test cities when NextGen TV first launched in 2018. The stations that have launched the new generation digital TV broadcast technology are KASW (CW), KNXV (ABC), KSAZ (FOX), KUTP (Fox10 Xtra), KPHO (CBS), KTVK (Independent), KTAZ (Telemundo, finalizing its service availability by the end of the summer), KAET (PBS), KPNX (NBC), KFPH-CD (UniMas), and KTVW (Univision).
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.
“Phoenix was the first NEXTGEN TV launch in the nation, and we are pleased to be expanding the NEXTGEN TV viewing opportunities for the Phoenix area,” added Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV, the broadcaster business group that is coordinating NEXTGEN TV station launches.
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.
“This milestone underscores the growth of NEXTGEN TV broadcasts and installed television sets and showcases Phoenix’s evolution from innovative broadcasters’ blueprint to reality,” stated Greg Coburn, director of NEXTGEN TV for Univision Communications Inc. “NEXTGEN TV ensures the future of television, where content and the experience of watching culminate – informing, entertaining, and inspiring viewers.”
Visit watchnextgentv.com for a list of cities that have launched NextGen TV and the cities that are set to launch this summer.