Watch Now | What is NEXTGEN TV?
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.
Research from PBS North Carolina
- PBS North Carolina: ATSC 3.0 and Public Broadcasting: A Whitepaper Supporting Public Broadcasters' Efforts in ATSC 3.0/NEXTGEN TV
- PBS North Carolina: The Educational Broadband Gap: A Whitepaper on Utilizing ATSC 3.0/NEXTGEN TV to Address Remote Learning Needs
- PBS North Carolina: ATSC 3.0 as a Use Case for Public Safety Communications - Development Milestones (2022 NAB 'Best Paper')
- PBS North Carolina & Iowa PBS: ATSC 3.0 and Public Broadcasting, a Case for Flash Cut
- Watch on YouTube: PBS North Carolina & NEXTGEN TV: The Evolution to NEXTGEN TV
- Watch on YouTube: PBS North Carolina & NEXTGEN TV: Improving Emergency Response Times
In the News: PBS North Carolina and NEXTGEN TV
- TV NewsCheck: PBS North Carolina Launches NEXTGEN TV
- Digital TV News: PBS North Carolina launches NEXTGEN TV broadcasting
- TVTechnology: PBS North Carolina Begins Broadcasting NEXTGEN TV
- Content+Technology: NEXTGEN Video Information Systems Alliance Targets Emergency Alerts
- TVTechnology: Capitol Broadcasting Company Launches ATSC 3.0 in Raleigh
- TV NewsCheck: Capitol Broadcasting Rolling Out ATSC 3.0
- WRAL TechWire: UNC-TV, WRAL, WRAZ launch next generation in TV broadcasting across Triangle
- Radio+Television Business Report: New International, ETV Members for NVISA
- rAVe News: NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance Welcomes New International and Public Broadcast Members
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Channeling NEXTGEN TV so Responders Can Answer the Call
- ATSC: NEXTGEN Innovations in the Tar Heel State