Major Broadcasters Launch NextGen TV Shows in Wichita-Hutchinson

WICHITA-HUTCHINSON, Kan.—Seven of the major TV stations serving the Wichita-Hutchinson market have begun broadcasting NextGen TV aka ATSC 3.0 signals.

Stations involved in the launch include: KAKE (the ABC affiliate owned by Lockwood Broadcast Group), KWCH-DT (the CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television), KSAS-TV (the Fox affiliate owned by Sinclair), KSNW (the Nexstar affiliate NBC affiliate), KPTS (the local PBS affiliate), KSCW-DT (the CW affiliate owned by Gray Television), and KMTW (the DABL affiliate owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company).

As part of the launch, KSCW-DT, which is owned by Gray Television, Inc., and KMTW, which is owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company, Inc., converted to ATSC 3.0 transmissions. These stations broadcast their own programming, as well as the programming of other participating stations, in the NextGen TV format. All programming from all participating stations will continue to be available in the existing DTV format, which can be received on all modern television sets. BitPath, which develops new streaming services, led the planning process and coordinated the efforts of the seven television stations.

TV Tech tracked NextGen TV broadcast signal launches market by market. Our full list of NextGen TV markets is here (opens in a new tab).

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