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  1. DarkStarPDX

    Can we keep track of new ATSC 3.0 stations going on the air?

    We're "getting it done" here in Portland, Oregon and look forward to even adding more features once the FCC allows us to go off of the shared lighthouse stations and broadcast independently on our own transmitter via the ATSC 3.0 standard.
  2. DarkStarPDX

    Can we keep track of new ATSC 3.0 stations going on the air?

    That is how AntennaWeb is labeling stations. The FCC currently has no legal suffix change for NextGen TV broadcasters.
  3. DarkStarPDX

    ATSC 3.0 Discussion

    I think that eventually, how commercials are sold will become quite different. There will still be region-wide spots that air and they'll continue to pay based on the ratings, however we'll see hyper-localized spots that end up paying CPM (cost per impression) like internet advertisements. For...
  4. DarkStarPDX

    ATSC 3.0 Discussion

    It actually worked out a lot better than you would expect. Part of the NextGen TV launch required that all the stations add "guest" stations to help launch the NextGen TV lighthouse stations. Adding the additional channels meant that we all needed to purchase new encoders for our ATSC 1.0...
  5. DarkStarPDX

    ATSC 3.0 Discussion

    Yes, our 480i channels are presented in widescreen with the proper coding present. ;)
  6. DarkStarPDX

    How DVB-T2 And ATSC 3.0 Stack Up: Technical Benefits, Limitations And Real-World Deployments

    It should be noted that the TV Technology opinion piece was written by Peter Siebert, Head of Technology at DVB. Just a little slanted...
  7. DarkStarPDX

    Repack Schedule

    Stations are required to air PSAs advertising their repack dates starting 30 days prior to their transition. Part of the problem is that things like permits can take 6 to 12 months to get approved and then tower crews can only work in good weather. We expected our repack to go a lot better than...
  8. DarkStarPDX

    ATSC 3.0 to be Deployed in 40 U.S. Markets by End of 2020

    The new transmitters being installed for repack are already ATSC 3.0 capable:
  9. DarkStarPDX

    Welcome New Members! (Please Say HI here!)

    Figured I've been lurking for too long and need to post my first message, so here it is! :D I used to do a lot of Wild Feed hunting about 15-20 years ago on C-Band... I'm looking to get started again with KU-Band DVB feeds...