Advocates for NextGen TV is in the business of making Over-The-Air (OTA) broadcast television instantly accessible to people who own smartphones tablets and laptops.  We are actively developing a portfolio of hybrid ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 end-user devices for North America, and our flagship mobile DTV product is Quarterback, that works on any global digital TV standard. 

Quarterback solves the technical challenges and political obstacles of integrating digital TV antennas and receivers into mobile devices.  Our aim is to enable broadcast television on mobiles quickly, easily and affordably.  Customers tell us they are delighted to discover dozens of hidden TV channels with great video content, without needing a subscription – and that the quality of digital TV on a smartphone is truly impressive.      NextGen_TV_v2

Last week, an important political, and technical debate erupted about whether the FCC should mandate the integration of ATSC 3.0 receivers into mobile devices.  Major stakeholders from every industry came forward to establish their legitimate position on FCC Docket 16-142, giving the public a rare opportunity to read hard-hitting technical facts, interpret political motivation, and understand the long-term ramifications. 

We too, read the comments and letters to FCC Docket 16-142 with enthusiastic curiosity, and our takeaway is that remains committed to being the inveterate bridge between television broadcasters, network infrastructure and wireless carriers.   We take the consumers best interest in this debate, which appears to be an “outside” vs. “inside” solution.  In other words, consumers want access to OTA digital TV and they don’t care how they get it, as long as the solution is easy, affordable and works as expected.  

The most efficient and logical path to growing ATSC 3.0 mobile adoption is designing and building an intelligent roadmap of “inside and outside” end-user devices, deployed over time and focused on giving consumers the best possible TV experience.

While television broadcasters are undertaking extraordinary business and financial measures to decide when (and if) they will upgrade from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0, they are also working hard to expedite the spectrum repack and financing the necessary SFN national build plan.  Because this work has a tremendous impact on the quality and availability of ATSC 3.0 for mobiles, the comments made to FCC Docket 16-142 by Nokia, T-Mobile, Motorola and Ericsson are technically accurate and fiscally sound. 

gold rushATSC 3.0 is the new gold rush.  Right now there is ample opportunity to invest in every facet of the ATSC 3.0 eco-system and broadcast television’s unparalleled coverage and capacity.   Quarterback hybrid ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 receivers give consumers the best of both TV and wireless in a quick, easy, affordable solution.    


Demystifying the Quarterback TV Antenna reached another milestone this week by unleashing Quarterback™ out on the innerweb.   You read that right – the innerweb.  What is Quarterback?  Why did we make it?  How does it work? How will it help you?

Let’s start with “What is Quarterback”?

Quarterback™ is a high tech smartphone case with a built in TV antenna that turns your smartphone into an instant television set.  It is also a luxury protective cover with a built-in DVR, and an easy ON/OFF button for quick access to ATSC TV, and auxiliary battery.

Why did you make Quarterback?


  • Wireless consumers are fed up paying for content x3.  How so?  To get premium wireless data content on your mobile you must:

1) Pay for all-you-can-eat data plan(s)
2) Pay for access to the app that manages the licensed content
3) Subsidize the invisible, duplicate, incessant malware bots, tracking cookies and click-bait advertising offered up by “freeware” sites.   

  • Citizens demand easy mobile access to TV programming that is already broadcast for free over the public airwaves
  • Valuable TV commercial airtime is purchased by our local retail stores and merchants, which are run by friends, family, and members of our community.    
  • All you need to pick up free TV is the right size antenna
  • High definition digital television quality is stunning and instantly captures your attention and imagination.
  • 80% of adult Americans rely on broadcast TV for breaking news, which are events that warrant the interruption of scheduled programming
  • We are the taxpayers subsidizing PBS programming – shouldn’t we be able to watch it whenever, wherever?

How does Quarterback work?

Television Broadcasters send TV signals for free over the air in a digital format, which allows Quarterback users to receive the TV signals on your very own private TV antenna without any monthly bills.

Ok, the Quarterback hardware is a lot more complicated, but you get the gist.   We’ll have tech specs in our FAQ soon.

How will Quarterback help me, and what is the real value?

+ Protects your smartphone in a unique, luxury styled case

+ Added battery capacity for double the TV viewing and extra smartphone      power

+ High definition TV picture quality

+ Does not need a subscription – in fact no SIM card is needed

+ You will discover dozens of TV channels that you didn’t even know              existed

+ Kickstand for upright viewing.  Look Ma, no hands!

+ Easy TV and Battery ON/OFF key

+ 90% of the most popular TV shows are available on free clear-to-air TV


+ Quarterback is a lifeline to communication when cellular and WiFi are        down.

We encourage you to Sign Up on Quarterback, so we can keep you posted when our crowdfunding campaign goes live (very soon).   In the meantime, check out the headlines breaking over on