Back on February 3, this story was making the rounds in the tech news FCC Pushing for ATSC 3.0 Standard for Over-the-Air 4K Broadcasting With HDR As of yesterday, 2/24/2017 the news is: The FCC just gave you a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV explains that there are no ATSC 3.0 TV's available in the U.S. FCC gives broadcasters go-ahead for ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV services which offers this from the National Association of Broadcasters: “NAB commends the FCC and Chairman Pai for taking the first step towards approving the voluntary adoption of Next Gen TV. This innovative broadcast transmission standard offers free and local TV viewers the promise of higher-quality pictures and sound, mobile viewership, datacasting and lifesaving interactive emergency information. With support from television manufacturers, public TV stations and the public safety community, NAB looks forward to Next Gen TV’s giant leap into broadcasting’s bright future,” said Dennis Wharton, executive vice president of communications for the NAB, in a statement. FCC Seeks Comment On Rule To Let TV Stations Test Next Gen Transmissions which offers: What’s more, ATSC 3.0 is the “first transmission standard to marry the advantages of broadcasting and the Internet. And it’s based on Internet Protocol, or IP, which will permit seamless integration with other IP-based services and platforms.” Since the new standard is not backward-compatible, the FCC proposal would require stations participating in the test to maintain the signals that serve today’s TV sets and tuners. The new FCC plan would not require cable and satellite companies that carry stations’ programming to retransmit the ATSC 3.0 signals. Stations using the new standard would still be subject to FCC’s public interest obligations. The problem being that 4K came on the market without a broadcast standard. Once the standard is in place, it will become the standard for broadcast, cable, DVD's, and streaming.