I doubt WBBZ will partake in the ATSC 3.0 lighthouse. Their signal is very bad for cable carriage reasons. Their station is hard to get in Buffalo, let alone Canada.I was mistaken, but I hope the other local stations get on board as well, theirs plenty of bandwidth now for it with new Modulation and Compression schemes.
Have you tried rabbitears.info? If not, conduct a reception search. Any signal margin above 0dB is usually obtainable. This should help you find out if you can receive WBBZ.If I knew I was guaranteed reception at my location with a Huge Yagi, I'd purchase one. WBBZ has a lot of the best Sub channels. I hope they jump on the NextGen 3.0 bandwagon.
Don't worry about them, it's the content producers (studios, sports leagues) that are the biggest threat. It's all about rights and getting maximum amount for selling those rights. Lots of stuff in ATSC 3.0 to meet this end.... or even rogers/bell ...
Whether they realize it or not, these are people that are not even TRYING to receive it.Simply the fact that they are on Hi-VHF makes reception bad for the general population who just have small indoor UHF antennas.
I saw that the 3.0 signal was off the air as well. I’ve been noticing that they’ve been having some intermittent drop outs every few minutes that would sometimes last 10 seconds. Also, the WGRZ feed has poor sounding compressed audio and the 1080i stations have a strange clicking sound in the audio. Doesn’t surprise me that they are off the air. They are probably correcting issues.Happen to notice much better signal qual on CIII rf 17. Taking a peek at the spectrum, notice it looks like the ATSC3 signal is off the air on RF 16, little after 8 pm, and still down at the moment.