There have been three Pittsburgh stations added to NextGenTV. These are WPGH (FOX), WTAE (ABC), and WPNT (MyNet), and they are all broadcasting ATSC 3.0.
There isn’t a long list of names with NextGenTV, only markets such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Idaho, and Santa Barbara. Pittsburgh have managed to make the list, which any resident of the state should be very excited about indeed.
Kent Crawford, General Manager at WPGH Fox53 and WPNT 22, the Point said, “Broadcasting started here in Pittsburgh 100 years ago. It’s only appropriate then for us to usher in the latest in broadcast innovation. We are excited to continue this legacy and introduce our viewers to an extraordinary new TV experience.”
As Kent mentioned, Pittsburgh has a rich history when it comes to Broadcasting. This is a long-waited move for many who live in Pittsburgh. Not only those people, though – it has also been a long waited move for anyone who has a passion in Broadcasting.
“At WTAE, we are excited to help write the next chapter in Pittsburgh’s storied tradition of innovation by launching the next generation of broadcast television to our viewers throughout western Pennsylvania,” said WTAE President & General Manager Charles W. Wolfertz III.
This morning, a press release mentioned that all stations are working hard to make sure that any programme remains available to every single viewer. “all existing programming remains available to all viewers, regardless of whether they receive their television service by antenna, or by cable or satellite.” If you are a viewer who uses an Antenna, there shouldn’t be much change; you’ll go through a rescan as usual. However, cable and satellite users won’t have to take one bit of action at all. Overall, not much change needs to be made at all. Lots of efforts are being made to make the viewing process as easy as possible for all viewers, without the added stress of trying to configure your television.