The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have filed this ex parte with the FCC on Jan. 25 regarding the transition to the ATSC 3.0 standard (NextGen TV), which enables broadcasters to serve their viewers in new and innovative ways.
NAB asked Chair Rosenworcel to establish a task force on ATSC 3.0 with a focus on making the transition as swift as possible, while ensuring viewers have access to free, local television signals at all stages of the shift.
The NAB also asked the Commission demonstrate support for the future of broadcasting, noting that the FCC has led the way on other innovative technologies. This signals to the consumer electronics industry that building and marketing compatible devices should be a priority to its members.
Broadcasters have rolled out Next Gen TV in more than 60 markets, covering half of all households in the U.S. For more information on Next Gen TV, visit WatchNextGenTV.com.