New Orleans television viewers can now experience the future of broadcast television as six local TV stations join to launch NEXTGEN TV. Delivering more expansive audio and video options, as well as other innovative capabilities, NEXTGEN TV brings an enhanced live broadcast viewing experience to more than 660,000 households, according to Nielsen media data, in the metro and outlying areas of New Orleans.

New Orleans viewers can now find six channels over-the-air with NEXTGEN TV: TEGNA’s
WUPL (MyNetwork; channel 54) and WWL (CBS; channel 4); Gray Television’s WVUE (FOX;
channel 8); Hearst Television’s WDSU (NBC; channel 6); Nexstar Media Group’s WGNO (ABC;
channel 26) and WNOL (CW; channel 38). Viewers watching these channels can look forward
to enhanced television viewing provided by NEXTGEN TV as a complement to streaming
platforms, as NEXTGEN TV doesn’t compete for household bandwidth with over-the-top
content, but is provided as a free over-the-air service to viewers.

NEXTGEN TV is the first major overhaul to the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s standard for receiving over-the-air (OTA) signals in 25 years. Now broadcasting in more than 50 markets, NEXTGEN TV is expected to reach 60% of U.S. television households by the end of 2022.

NEXTGEN TV also enables New Orleans broadcasters to strengthen its emergency alert
systems, helping to make area communities safer during natural disasters or severe weather
events. The new standard enables improved location-targeting with notifications sent to precise
areas and viewers can choose the language in which they want to receive the emergency
information. Multimedia files can also be added, upgrading the alerts with details such as maps
or images. In times of crisis, NEXTGEN TV’s sophisticated emergency alerting will enable
viewers in that market to get all the information they need without affecting those not in the path of the emergency.

“Local broadcast stations play an important news and information role in the communities we
serve,” said Tod Smith, president and general manager of TEGNA. “With changes in the
broadcast television market over time, the value in bringing more innovation to our newsrooms
and our viewers with smart solutions like NEXTGEN TV is crystal clear. Launching NEXTGEN
TV enables us to deliver the latest news and emergency alerting information, which is critical in
a geography such as New Orleans, where extreme weather events are common and local news
updates and information is vital.”

Viewers can find NEXTGEN TV-enabled televisions from Hisense, Sony, LG Electronics and
Samsung at local and national retailers, starting at $599. While features available on NEXTGEN
TV will vary by device and broadcaster as commercial service launches in local markets, it is
designed to be upgraded, enabling a viewer’s television set to advance seamlessly with the
latest technology—in addition to sophisticated day-one video and audio features.

NEXTGEN TV delivers:
• Consistent volume across channels
• Added voice clarity with Dolby’s Voice +
• Stunning 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR) video
• Movie theater-quality sound
• Enhanced internet content on demand
• Advanced emergency alerts and information
• Dual language capabilities

Associated with NEXTGEN TV is the RUN3TV web platform that brings interactive experiences
and streaming content to over-the-air viewers. Built by broadcasters for broadcasters,
RUN3TV’s web-based platform architecture enables stations to easily develop, innovate, and
differentiate at the application services layer, allowing a consistent viewer experience across all
NEXTGEN TV devices. The broadcaster can leverage advanced advertising in live and
streaming content, audience insights, and premium content distribution thanks to the new
platform.

“New Orleans will now get the most out of live news, events and sports programming, while
giving its broadcasters a more compelling and interactive way to deliver their content,” stated
Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV. “These stations all share a commitment to provide
their viewers with the best content and service and the launch of NEXTGEN TV enables that by
creating a more inspired and personalized viewing experience.”

The participating stations have worked together to ensure that current programming remains
available to all viewers, regardless of whether their television service is provided over-the air or
by a cable or satellite company. Antenna viewers can simply rescan their TV sets to ensure full
service. Rescan instructions are available at: www.fcc.gov/rescan.

Cable and satellite subscribers do not need to take any action.

New Orleans viewers can learn more about NEXTGEN TV by visiting
www.WatchNextGenTV.com, which offers a guide to cities carrying the service, as well as links
to available NEXTGEN TV models.