Tag: digital transition

Happy (originally scheduled) DTV transition day!

Congress may have officially delayed the digital TV transition until June 12, but that didn’t stop a whopping 641 stations (see: 36% of all full-power stations nationwide) from pulling the plug on their respective analog signals as of today, the originally scheduled deadline.1 (pdf)
In other words, there is a greater than 1 in 3 chance …

Delaying the inevitable: DTV transition pushed back to June 12

Update: The FCC says it will still allow some stations to make the switch early, but that the it “reserve[s] the right to deny those requests if we find that it would not serve the public interest or if it would frustrate Congress’ goal of giving consumers adequate time to prepare.”

Ah Congress.  How I loathe …