Major public broadcasters and an established broadcast engineering firm have formed a partnership that plans to build single frequency networks in markets across the country and lease them to broadcasters implementing ATSC 3.0-based services.
The partnership, Public Media Group, was unveiled Wednesday at the ATSC’s 2019 Next Gen TV Broadcast Conference in Washington.
According to TV Newscheck, it comprises Public Media Venture Group (PMVG), a coalition of 31 noncommercial broadcasters with 117 stations, and Cleveland-based Osborn Engineering.
Public Media Group’s goal is to build assets, including a nationwide network of Single Frequency Networks along with the necessary supporting data centers and other infrastructure, and then lease access to stations looking to launch ATSC 3.0 services.
You can read more about the venture here.