Wednesday, February 11, 2009

mandatory change to digital television moved to June

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
...President Barack Obama signed S.352, a bill to postpone the DTV transition date to June 12th...


Congress mandated that “full-power” TV stations will not be able to broadcast in analog after June 12, 2009...three other categories of TV stations exist – “low-power” stations, “Class A” stations, and “TV translator” stations. There is currently no deadline for these stations to convert to digital broadcasting.

...the June 12, 2009 deadline for ending analog broadcasts does not apply to low-power, Class A, and TV translator stations...

Viewers should look for information from their LPTV, Class A, and TV translator stations about plans to convert from analog to digital broadcasting. Viewers should also visit for any updates on the digital transition of low-power, Class A, and TV translator stations.

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