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Facebook pledges $1 billion investment in news over next 3 years

February 24, 2021: Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would be investing $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, a week after a standoff with Australia over new laws that would require it to pay publishers to share their content.

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Noland Details ATSC 3.0 Transition Costs for Public TV Stations

February 23, 2021: APTS Public Media Summit previewed advantages of NextGen TV for public broadcasters

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NAB Brands Efforts to Expand Unlicensed Access in 6 GHz Band as ‘Premature’

February 24, 2021: Loosening rules in the band for RLAN proponents jeopardizes broadcasters’ 6 GHz ENG use

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Elon Musk promises to double Starlink satellite broadband speeds this year

February 24, 2021: For Starlink, 150Mbps isn't fast enough

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Here's the place that will make or break Biden's $20 billion broadband plan

February 19, 2021: Biden's broadband plan faces a serious test case in Appalachia's digital divide, where a potent mix of extreme poverty, lack of infrastructure and poor data present tremendous hurdles to the president's dream of closing the broadband gap.

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PMG Names Azita Manson Head of Cloud And Software Infrastructure

February 18, 2021: Technology infrastructure company PMG has hired Azita Manson as its new EVP, leading PMG’s software and cloud platforms.

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FCC Creates Broadband Data Task Force

February 17, 2021: Acting FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel has created a Broadband Data Task Force to implement "long-overdue" improvements to the commission's broadband mapping and data collection.

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Pallone opening remarks at hearing on Broadband solutions to pandemic problems

February 17, 2021: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) offers remarks at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing titled, "Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems"

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T-Mobile initiates new 5G startup program with Curiosity Lab, Georgia Tech

February 17, 2021: T-Mobile is launching a new 5G incubator program for startups to help develop next-generation applications by leveraging resources from the carrier, Georgia Tech, and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners.

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Locast is the free TV streaming service that refuses to die

February 12, 2021: If you happen to live in one of the 29 markets in which Locast operates, you can watch your local TV broadcasters for free over the internet, no antenna or subscription required.

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FCC's Geoffrey Starks Convenes HBCU Broadband Roundtable

February 12, 2021: Will discuss insuring minority institutions get sufficient connectivity

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Sony-Pearl Group Field Tests Demonstrate Robust ATSC 3.0 Mobility

February 12, 2021: Sony’s tech allows for use of diversity antenna reception

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IEEE BTS Dives Deep Into ATSC 3.0 SFNs

February 11, 2021: Session chair Merrill Weiss looked at the fundamentals, and Triveni Digital’s Mark Corl addressed regional networks

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New Year, Same Old Carriage Clash

February 8, 2021: Broadcast, cable interests duel over dual streams

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CEO Chris Ripley Likes Sinclair’s Gamble on Local Content

February 8, 2021: Multichannel News talked with Sinclair president and CEO Chris Ripley about some of the industry’s big-picture issues, including retransmission consent, consolidation, regional sports networks, NextGen TV technology and stations getting into the national news business.

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Community feedback spurs expansion of Louisville Public Newsroom

February 5, 2021

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Advocacy Groups Push Biden, Senate To Quickly Fill FCC Vacancy

January 29, 2021:  Considering the ongoing pandemic, the groups say FCC action is needed, especially when it comes to making sure the new emergency broadband benefit program gets off the ground.

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Service-boosting ATSC 3.0 technology clears ‘important hurdle’ with FCC ruling

January 27, 2021: In its final major decision of the Trump era, the FCC issued a Report and Order Jan. 19 setting new technical standards for the distributed transmission systems that public broadcasters hope to use to provide more robust ATSC 3.0 digital signals to more viewers

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Sinclair Readies ATSC 3.0 Simulcast of Seattle Radio Stations

January 27, 2021: The broadcaster’s rollout of OTA-delivered ATSC 3.0 radio simulcasts advances its automotive strategy

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FCC's Geoffrey Starks: Digital Disparities Must Not Stand

January 25, 2021: Provides his take on how emergency broadband funding should be handed out

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FCC Modifies DTS Rules for ATSC 3.0 Flexibility

January 20, 2021: The changes bring clarity to imprecise language that threatened greater 3.0 DTS deployment

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Rosenworcel Named Acting FCC Chair

January 21, 2021: Former President Donald Trump’s hand-picked chief of U.S. international broadcasting has quit amid a burgeoning staff revolt and growing calls for his resignation.

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Trump Global Broadcasting Chief Quits Amid VOA Staff Revolt

January 21, 2021: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is tapped by President Biden to lead the agency.

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DTS Rule Change May Add Millions of New OTA Viewers

January 20, 2021: Broadcasters potentially stand to gain millions of NextGen TV over-the-air viewers 

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Taking ATSC 3.0 Nationwide

January 15, 2021: Tests on the east and west coast are separate, but do have a collaborative spirit

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TVN Tech One-On-One | Assessing A Pivotal Year For NextGen TV

January 14, 2021: As the television industry gathered for the virtual CES 2021 show this week, there were only 23 markets live with 3.0 signals covering around 20% of U.S. households.

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CES 2021: Stage Set for NextGen TV Inflection Point

January 15, 2021: The CTA’s chief researcher laid out the numbers during an ATSC-organized virtual panel discussion

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New ATSC 3.0 Sets, Devices Launch at CES 2021

January 15, 2021: Sony, LG and BitRouter among companies debuting NextGen TV tech

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TVN Tech One-On-One | Assessing A Pivotal Year For NextGen TV

January 14, 2021: As the television industry gathered for the virtual CES 2021 show this week, there were only 23 markets live with 3.0 signals covering around 20% of U.S. households.

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Jessica Rosenworcel: Digital Connections Can Counter Divisiveness of Insurrection

January 13, 2021: Said FCC can play part in 'leaning into the light'

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ATSC 3.0 backers tout a brighter picture for NEXTGEN TV at CES 2021

January 12, 2021: The pitch for ATSC 3.0, the IP-based broadcast television standard marketed as NEXTGEN TV, often focuses on the 4K resolution it can deliver over the air.

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CES 2021: BitRouter Releases ATSC 3.0 Receiver for Automotive, Distance Learning

January 11, 2021: Designed for use when HDMI video output is not required

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Four Columbus Broadcasters Launch ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV Service

January 8, 2021: BitPath coordinated the launch of WSYX, WCMH-TV, WWHO and WTTE

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Weigh 5G’s Potential

January 7, 2021: For broadcasters, 5G represents both a potentially helpful new tool and a competitive threat. The reality of either prospect hinges on how quickly and deeply the technology gets rolled out.

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LG Acquires Controlling Stake In TV Data And Measurement Firm Alphonso

January 6, 2021: LG Electronics and Alphonso today announced a significant investment by LG in Alphonso to bring together the two TV industry leaders’ technologies and innovations to LG’s smart TV lineup.

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Nexstar Launches NextGen TV In Denver

December 23, 2020: Nexstar Media Group’s KDVR (Fox) and KWGN (CW) in Denver (DMA 16) have begun broadcasting with NextGen TV. Denver is Nexstar’s 12th market to begin broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 this year, and the second top-20 market to do so.

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ATSC 3.0 Gives Your Audience Features They Have Come to Expect

December 18, 2020: Your audience expects the type of mobile features ATSC 3.0 enables

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Capitol Broadcasting Rolling Out ATSC 3.0

December 16, 2020: With the addition of its WRAL and WRAZ, plus noncommercial WUNC shortly, Raleigh, N.C., has 9 stations airing the new NextGen TV technology

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Cable TV Test Of 3.0 Coming To Portland, OR

December 15, 2020: Seven stations in the market are working together with Comcast to test how NextGen TV signals could best be transmitted by cable TV systems

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Google Invests $5.9M In Local News Diversity Projects

December 15, 2020: Google has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2020 GNI Innovation Challenge for North America. The 33 projects tackle diversity, equity and inclusion in local news.

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Five Detroit Stations Launch ATSC 3.0 Broadcasts

December 10, 2020: WMYD, WXYZ, WDIV, WWJ and WJBK have implemented NextGen TV technology. Also debuting is the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track for merging automotive applications with NextGen TV

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NextGen TV Hits Seattle, Its Largest Market Yet

December 16, 2020: Seven stations turn on ATSC 3.0 transmitters

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FCC Terminates Proceeding to Dedicate TV Channel in Each Market to Unlicensed Wireless Use

December 9, 2020: In terminating the proceeding, the FCC looked at the TV spectrum following the repack and determined that there were numerous TV markets in which there was no vacant UHF channel to dedicate to these wireless users.

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Gray Television Launches First NextGen TV Station

December 7, 2020: WNXG Tallahassee, Fla., simulcasts five programming services that Gray broadcasts in the market on its ATSC 1.0 full-power television channels WCTV and WFXU: CBS, Me/My, Circle, Ion and Justice.

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Divided Senate Commerce OKs Simington for FCC Seat

December 2, 2020: Would succeed O'Rielly, who has to exit before new Congress is seated

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ETRI/KBS Trial Demonstrates Viability of 8K OTA Delivery Via ATSC 3.0

December 2, 2020: ETRI’s Dr. Sung-IK Park discusses recent tests of 8K ATSC 3.0 MIMO transmission

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Five Tampa Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

December 1, 2020: WMOR, WFTS, WFLA, WTSP and WTVT have implemented NextGen TV technology

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Consumers Expand OTT Subscriptions Beyond Big Three, Finds Parks

November 24, 2020: The Parks Associates report finds 2020 has shaped up to be unlike any other year in streaming

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NextGen TV Debuts on Four Stations in Norfolk

November 20, 2020: Stations cover Virginia’s Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News and Virginia Beach markets

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Consumers Expand OTT Subscriptions Beyond Big Three, Finds Parks

November 24, 2020: The Parks Associates report finds 2020 has shaped up to be unlike any other year in streaming

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NextGen TV Could Have Its Biggest Impact on Weather Forecasting

November 3, 2020: AWARN webinar discusses how ATSC 3.0 will bring more focused and detailed weather information to viewers

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Nielsen Readies Big Data Metrics for TV Advertising

November 2, 2020: Individual spots get ratings, more streaming services measured

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Phoenix Model Market Adds SFN to Improve NextGen TV Reception

October 28, 2020: Single frequency network was installed by KASW

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AT&T Officially Announces In-car Streaming Service WarnerMedia Ride

October 21, 2020: HBO Max will be offered on the service starting in 2021

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Ignore Phone Companies About 5G

October 15, 2020:

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Here Come The First Ion Media Spins

October 14, 2020: Will put maps before money

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FCC to Vote on Rural Broadband Funding Framework

October 5, 2020: Will put maps before money

As COVID-19 spreads, closing the digital divide is more critical than ever

August 29, 2020: Will put maps before money

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3.0’s ‘Big Data Pipe’ Offers a Reliable, Cost-Effective Alternative to 5G

August 20, 2020: Webinar takes deep dive on ATSC 3.0 datacasting, identifies revenue opportunities

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YouTube TV raises prices after adding Viacom channels

June 30, 2020: YouTube TV is raising its monthly price from $50 to $65 and adding eight Viacom channels including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET and MTV.

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FCC resolves ‘big regulatory hurdles’ to public TV’s ATSC 3.0 rollout

June 19, 2020: Public TV stations hoping to migrate to the new ATSC 3.0 digital transmission 

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ATSC Reports Progress on 3.0 Automotive Applications

June 2, 2020: Report from PT5 discusses its efforts to define use cases for consumers and fleet owners

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Pandemic Builds Momentum for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrade

April 23, 2020: The pandemic is boosting momentum for major broadband legislation, highlighting the widespread lack of high-speed internet in U.S. homes at a time when it has become more essential than ever.

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How to reach students without internet access during coronavirus? Schools get creative

April 19, 2020: As the coronavirus crisis worsens the impact of the digital divide, schools must rely on offline instruction to reach students.

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Jessell | Pandemic Shows Need For 3.0 Phone Mandate

April 13, 2020: In preparing for the next, policymakers must make sure that broadcasting is just as capable and resilient as the internet and wireless networks. T

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