These TVs haven't been hacked, some researches have created an unlikely amplification attack which relies on a series of unlikely events.
1) TVs don't retune to signals which aren't signalled by the existing broadcast data tables. 'New channels available' is usually when the TV notices a change in the BAT.
2) If they swamped out an existing multiplex they would have to do a MitM attack involving receiving the existing signal, altering and rebroadcasting it (without creating a feedback loop).
3) The transmissions would have to be powerful and virtually undistorted without saturating the receiver. This is very difficult and I am told by a reliable party that the '$200' modulator they talk about has poor noise and distortion (amplification of it sucks).
4) The only result is that you can send traffic to known targets, you might use it for amplification in a DDoS but the impact will be minimal
5) The viewer would have to tolerate the disruption and wrong time/event or black screen.
A vulnerability perhaps, a serious issue requiring every news agency in the world to proclaim a vast hole in every hybrid TV? No. Wish I had the time to show why this is impractical, but paid work prevails.