Tidewater Trio Launch NEXTGEN TV Signals


Add the cities of Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach to the list of locales where NEXTGEN TV programming is now available for those with a ATSC 3.0-enabled television set.

Four TV signals are involved, three of which are owned by Nexstar Media Group. The fourth is a MyNetwork TV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

With BitPath, which is developing new data broadcasting services, leading the planning process and coordinating efforts, Nexstar’s ABC affiliated WAVY-10 and FOX siblings WVBT-43 and WNLO-CD 14 and Sinclair’s WTVZ-33 have started broadcasting in the new ATSC 3.0-powered standard.

The stations will be charter members of BitPath’s broadcast data network, which will launch in 2021.

— Adam Jacobson