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Watch Now | What is NEXTGEN TV?


NEXTGEN TV is the next evolution of broadcast technology. NEXTGEN TV improves efficiency of broadcast and expands our reach in rural and crowded urban areas. With NEXTGEN TV, we can deliver information faster and to more screens than ever before. 

For over 60 years, we've served our community with life-changing television and services. And with NEXTGEN, we can help save lives too.

Learn more below about NEXTGEN TV and PBS North Carolina's industry-leading innovation.

NEXTGEN TV Improves Emergency Response Times

PBS North Carolina is upgrading our broadcast technology to NEXTGEN TV. That means a stronger signal for all the shows you love and for the people who count on us in emergencies. Together with partners like Device Solutions, we are leading the nation with our innovative use of broadcast spectrum to help first responders.

Watch Now | How NEXTGEN TV Improves Emergency Services Response Times

When an emergency call comes in, every second counts, but it can often take up to a minute for first responders to receive this kind of alert. PBS North Carolina is helping to reduce that time to just a few seconds. Unlike traditional paging systems, which have limited range, the NEXTGEN TV signal can reach remote and dense areas in almost every location throughout the state. And that means instant alerts to first responders. 

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