Make sure your next television comes with NEXTGEN TV.
43 cities are now on-air with NEXTGEN TV.
161 NEXTGEN TV channels across the US.
70 NEXTGEN TV models available from Sony, Samsung and LG.
NEXTGEN TV now reaches 35% of all households in America.
Where Can I Watch NEXTGEN TV Now?
On Airupdated August 25th, 2021
Coming Soon: Through Summer 2021
Discover the Unlimited Possibilities of NEXTGEN TV
Immerse yourself in stunning color, sharpness and contrast that brings what you’re watching to life in your living room.
Hear dialogue more clearly, experience movie theater-quality sound and get consistent channel-to-channel volume with the Dolby Audio System for NEXTGEN TV and Voice+.
NEXTGEN TV provides consistent volume across channels while VOICE + dialogue enhancement allows you to hear every voice clearly.
Interact with real-time, experiential content from live sports, events and news.
Get the latest features as they’re released for future-proof home entertainment.
With over-the-air and internet content, local stations will personalize their news, sports, live events and shows with interactive features.
Features available on NEXTGEN TV will vary by device and by broadcaster as commercial service becomes available in local markets.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Is NEXTGEN TV?
NEXTGEN TV (sometimes called ATSC 3.0) is the third generation of digital TV technology, and a giant technological step forward for TV viewers. It delivers stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. And it’s built with the Dolby Audio System for NEXTGEN TV, which intelligently enhances dialogue, maintains consistent volume as you change the channel and literally moves around you as you watch TV.
When connected to the internet, NEXTGEN TV can merge broadcast TV with content from broadband sources. That means NEXTGEN TV will be enhanced with internet content to get the most out of live sports, live news, live events and more—in real time. And with NEXTGEN TV, the TV you buy today is designed to be upgradable with the advancements of tomorrow.
2. Why Does It Matter?
NEXTGEN TV is the biggest leap forward in TV in years and combines the benefits of broadcast with broadband TV viewing. Local broadcasters should be on-air with the new technology to reach most viewers in America within the next year.
3. How Is NEXTGEN TV Different From What You See On Broadcast TV Now?
By merging over-the-air antenna TV with the internet, local stations will be able to personalize their news, sports, live events and shows with interactive features that give viewers the content that’s most relevant to them. Of course, features available on NEXTGEN TV will vary by broadcaster and by television as commercial service becomes available in local markets.
4. Where Can I Get NEXTGEN TV?
Look for the NEXTGEN TV logo in the television section of your local store or from your favorite online retailer. Many new television sets from LG Electronics, Samsung, and Sony already come equipped to receive NEXTGEN TV. And more TV manufacturers are expected to jump aboard the bandwagon.
5. When will NEXTGEN TV be on air?
We’re keeping track of NEXTGEN TV local station deployments right here on this website. With our national map, you can see where NEXTGEN TV signals are rolling out and what stations are already on the air. More cities and more broadcasts in the new format are being added each month.
6. How Much Does It Cost To Watch NEXTGEN TV?
Just like current TV broadcasts, NEXTGEN TV will primarily be a free service for viewers. In the future, there may be major events that are available only on a pay-per-view basis.
7. Do I Need An Antenna?
Yes, you’ll initially need an antenna to receive free, local channels that are broadcasting NEXTGEN TV. Standards are also being developed so that cable companies can also offer NEXTGEN TV services in the future.
8. Do I Need Internet Access?
While you can certainly receive NEXTGEN TV without being connected to the internet, most people who bring home a new NEXTGEN TV will connect it to broadband internet so they can enjoy the most immersive, rich entertainment experience possible. Plus, with an internet connection, NEXTGEN TV will be upgradeable as new features become available.