Chapter 56 Minutes – 1-27-21

Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference
(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX)

Program:  ATSC 3.0 In Oklahoma City:

Representatives from the Oklahoma City Television Stations will join in a panel discussion on best practices and lessons learned on the launch of ATSC 3.0 in the Oklahoma City market.  We will talk about transmitters, encoders, fiber connections and monitors. 

ATSC 3.0 continues to gain steam as five TV stations from the Oklahoma City area have completed their deployments. The stations include Hearst’s KOCO-TV (ABC), Nexstar Media Group’s KFOR-TV (NBC) and KAUT-TV (IND); and KOKH-TV (Fox) and KOCB-TV (CW), owned by Sinclair.   Four of the stations —KFOR-TV, KOKH-TV, KOCB and KAUT—are charter members of BitPath’s broadcast data network, a joint venture between Sinclair and Nexstar, that uses ATSC 3.0 to provide datacasting services.

Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet, digital applications, and other web services, ATSC 3.0 can support a wide range of features currently in development, such as immersive audio and video (up to 4K), broadcasting to mobile devices, personalized viewing tools, and advanced emergency alerts providing rich media instead of simple text messages.