ATSC 3.0 recently launched in Oklahoma City, paving the way for the future of a new TV standard.
ATSC 3.0 is also known as NextGen TV. It’s the latest TV standard that’s gaining momentum in TV markets across the country. BitPath is the company responsible for the addition of ATSC 3.0 in Oklahoma City. Those five stations broadcasting NextGen TV are:
Hearst’s KOCO-TV (ABC)
Nexstar Media Group’s KFOR-TV (NBC)
Sinclair’s KOKH-TV (Fox)
BitPath continues working with broadcast partners to launch ATSC 3.0 across the country. These Oklahoma City launches are BitPath’s seventh launch of ATSC 3.0 this year. Many markets have been available since the third quarter of 2020. The company’s plan is to have service in most markets by 2022.
Why Are We Talking About ATSC 3.0?
Because this new TV standard is very important to cord-cutters. will love the new ATSC 3.0 standard. It has some exciting improvements for an entertainment medium that hasn’t had many updates in the past 10 years. When it’s finally available in every TV market, ATSC 3.0 will allow:
4K HDR picture
Better sound quality than what you have now
Improved over-the-air TV coverage
Custom weather alerts
Internet active news stories
If you’re curious about NextGen TV…
…Here’s What You Need to Know About ATSC 3.0
ATSC stands for Advanced Television Systems Committee. This is the organization that helps create broadcast TV standards. (They do this in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters and manufacturers.) These broadcast standards are the reason why TVs work with over-the-air TV stations.
ATSC has another definition. The term also refers to the standards the group creates. ATSC 1.0 is the current over-the-air TV standard. It is being replaced by ATSC 3.0. ATSC 2.0 was skipped because it came out after 4k and 4K HDR. The innovations of ATSC 2.0, such as interactive content, video on demand, and advanced video compression, are included in ATSC 3.0.
Do You Want to Cut the Cord?
Now is the best time to do it. Any TV antenna you get from Solid Signal will be compatible with the ATSC 3.0 programming coming to your market. This means you’re future-proofed for the nationwide rollout of this new TV standard. We carry the biggest online selection of indoor and outdoor TV antennas. To get the best antenna for you, call 888-233-7563. You can also fill out the form below and send it to us.