SEATTLE BECOMES LATEST LARGE MARKET TO LAUNCH NEXTGEN TV WITH ALL MAJOR BROADCASTERS
KOMO-TV, KIRO-TV, KCPQ, KING-TV, KONG, KZJO, KUNS-TV Begin Broadcasting with New Technology
Seattle, Washington – December 16, 2020 – Seven leading local television stations in Seattle, Washington, including KOMO-TV (ABC), KIRO-TV (CBS), KCPQ (FOX), KING-TV (NBC), KONG (Ind.), KZJO (MyNet), and KUNS-TV (Univision), have begun broadcasting with NEXTGEN TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcast technology. Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet, digital applications, and other web services, NEXTGEN TV can support a wide range of features currently in development, such as immersive audio and video (up to 4K), broadcasting to mobile devices, personalized viewing tools, and advanced emergency alerts providing rich media instead of simple text messages. NEXTGEN TV also allows full integration with 5G and other broadband-delivered Internet content.