NEXTGEN TV begins broadcasting in IndianapolisTuesday, August 10th, 2021
Major Broadcasters Launch NEXTGEN TV on Four Local Television Stations in Indianapolis, IN
- WRTV, WTTK, WTHR and WXIN Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
INDIANAPOLIS — Four leading local television stations in Indianapolis, including WRTV (ABC), WTTK (CBS), WTHR (NBC), and WXIN (FOX), today bring NEXTGEN TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcast technology, to the city.
Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital apps, NEXTGEN TV can support a wide range of features that are currently in development. In addition to providing a new, improved way for broadcasters to reach viewers with advanced emergency alerts, NEXTGEN TV immerses viewers in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that makes them feel like they’re really there.
NEXTGEN TV adds a whole new dimension to TV viewing, with vibrant video and new Voice+ dialogue enhancement that brings voices to the foreground. Movie theater-quality sound lets viewers hear every voice clearly and keeps volume consistent across channels. NEXTGEN TV can also be enhanced with Internet content to enable viewers to get the most out of live sports, live news, and live events in real time, without looking away from the TV screen.
Powered by ATSC 3.0, NEXTGEN TV is the most significant broadcast technology upgrade ever. Features available on NEXTGEN TV will vary by device and station as broadcasters roll out service across the country.
Today’s launch in Indianapolis follows a decade of development and months of planning and preparation by the local stations. BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, led the planning process and coordinated efforts across the four television stations. WTTK and WXIN will be charter members of the BitPath data broadcast network, launching later this year.
From Seattle, Washington, to Washington, D.C., NEXTGEN TV service is already on the air in more than 30 cities across the country. Indianapolis viewers can learn more about NEXTGEN TV by visiting www.WatchNextGenTV.com, which offers a guide listing cities currently carrying the service, as well as links to available NEXTGEN TV set models.