U.S. Digital Television has selected Norfolk, VA, as its fifth market and the first on the East Coast for the companyâ€™s all-digital wireless TV service, USDTV announced last week.
The low-cost cable alternative will begin broadcasting this spring in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads market over the new digital TV facilities of LIN TV. USDTV has also created a Norfolk Web site to take advance subscriptions.
USDTV will offer Norfolk subscribers more than 30 all-digital channels from local stations and the companyâ€™s lineup of leading cable networks. The service includes cable networks such as ESPN, Discovery, Disney and the FOX News Channel for $19.95 per month.
In November 2005, USDTV announced a $25.75 million funding agreement with major media investment partners, including: Fox Television Stations, Hearst-Argyle Television, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, LIN TV, Morgan Murphy Stations and Telcom DTV. The strategic will enable the company to aggressively rollout its service into new markets.
The USDTV service is sent over-the-air through the digital signals of the companyâ€™s local broadcast partners and provides all the local stations and national network programming from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, along with the USDTV cable networks. The service is received through a standard VHF/UHF antenna connected to a USDTV set-top box which produces a digital-quality picture on an analog TV or an HDTV quality picture on an HD-ready TV for those programs broadcast in that format.
For more information, visit www.usdtv.com.