Howard University Collaborative Brings NEXTGEN TV to

Washington, D.C. 

The Howard University NEXTGEN TV Collaborative features Howard University’s WHUT serving as the host station for NEXTGEN TV broadcasts for local network broadcasts from PBS (WHUT), ABC (WJLA), CBS (WUSA), FOX (WTTG), and NBC (WRC.)   

PBS network programming currently on WHUT-TV will be relocated for over-the-air viewers to WJLA-TV. WJLA will carry high-definition programming from both the ABC and PBS networks, along with several standard-definition commercial sub-channels and the PBS Kids service. Over-the-air viewers will need to rescan their televisions to accommodate these changes upon service launch. Information on how to rescan can be found here.    

Media Technology Innovation Learning Lab  

 

The Media Technology Innovation Learning Lab is being formed in partnership with participating broadcasters and the professional equipment and consumer technology companies that are involved with this project. The purpose of the Lab is to foster industry collaboration and broad participation with this project, showing how the myriad capabilities of NEXTGEN TV could best be applied for future public service objectives, to entertain and inform audiences throughout the Washington area and the nation. 

What is NextGen TV 

BRILLIANT VIDEO: With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. 

ENHANCED AUDIO: NEXTGEN TV provides consistent volume across channels while Voice + dialogue enhancement allows you to hear every voice clearly. 

BETTER & BETTER: NEXTGEN TV will be enhanced with internet content to get the most out of live sports, live news, live events and more, in real time. 

MORE CHOICES: With over-the-air and internet content, local stations will personalize their news, sports, live events and shows with interactive features. 

     Learn more about NEXTGEN TV

Where to Find NEXTGEN TV Where to Find NEXTGEN TV 

Where Where to Find NEXTGEN TV Where to Find NextGen TV Sets

Television manufacturers now offer a wide variety of TV sets with NEXTGEN TV. Look for the NEXTGEN TV logo on televisions now available from LG Electronics, Samsung, and Sony. More information on specific models and additional NEXTGEN TV markets is now available at www.WatchNextGenTV.com 

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Frequently Asked Questions about NEXTGEN TV 

 

WHAT IS NEXTGEN TV AND WHAT DO I NEED TO WATCH IT?  

NEXTGEN TV is the latest digital television technology. With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. You can feel the power of movie theater-quality sound that lets you hear every voice clearly and offers consistent volume across channels.  

NEXTGEN TV, when combined with an internet connection, can merge broadcast TV with content from broadband sources such as live sports, events, news and more, in real time. With NEXTGEN TV, the TV you buy today is designed to be upgradable with the advancements of tomorrow. 

WHY IS IT LAUNCHING NOW, AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?  

NEXTGEN TV provides a better audio and video experience for viewers and bringing broadcast TV into a new age and is built off the recently developed ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. Local broadcasters should be “on the air” with the new technology to reach most viewers in America by the end of 2021. Features available on NEXTGEN TV will vary by broadcaster and by television as commercial service becomes available in local markets. 

 

WHERE CAN I GET NEXTGEN TV?  

We’re keeping track of NEXTGEN TV local and national deployments at www.WatchNextGenTV.com. With our national map, you can see where NEXTGEN TV signals are rolling out and what stations are already on the air. More cities and more broadcasts in the new format are being added each month. 

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO WATCH NEXTGEN TV?  

Look for brands with the NEXTGEN TV logo and get ready to be dazzled by the brilliant picture, like-you’re-there sound and enhanced content that will change the way you watch live sports, news, shows and more. Many new television sets from LG Electronics, Samsung, and Sony already come equipped with NEXTGEN TV. More TV manufacturers are expected to offer this incredible new technology in the future. An antenna and internet connection will give you access to the full range of capabilities NEXTGEN TV. NEXTGEN TV technology also improves reception so that even an indoor receiving antenna will work fine for many viewers. Connect your NEXTGEN TV set to the internet to get the most out of the choices that NEXTGEN TV will bring into your living room. NEXTGEN TV capabilities will be enhanced over time. 

 

DO I NEED AN ANTENNA?  

Yes, you’ll initially need an antenna to receive free, local channels that are broadcasting NEXTGEN TV. Standards are also being developed so that cable companies can also offer NEXTGEN TV services in the future. 

 

DO I NEED INTERNET ACCESS?  

While you can certainly receive NEXTGEN TV without being connected to the internet, most people who bring home a new NEXTGEN TV will connect to broadband internet so they can enjoy the rich assortment of shows that are streamed to viewers. If you’re connected to the internet, NEXTGEN TV will deliver an even better experience that will be enhanced over time. 

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