ATSC 3.0, often referred to as “NEXTGEN TV,” is gaining traction and is now being broadcast in over 60 markets in the United States. There are many challenges for broadcasters to adopt this technology and this is especially a concern for Public Broadcasters who may not have a necessary simulcast partner in their markets to continue ATSC 1.0 transmissions while beginning ATSC 3.0 operations. This paper presents a potential roadmap for stations, with an emphasis on statewide networks, to deploy ATSC 3.0. Examples in this paper will focus on two PBS North Carolina broadcast facilities and one Iowa PBS broadcast facility, but the criteria used could easily be adapted for other stations.
Don Smith | PBS North Carolina | Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
Fred Engel | PBS North Carolina | Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
Bill Hayes | Iowa PBS | Johnston, Iowa, United States