FCC to discuss the analog-to-digital TV conversion

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Thursday, August 28, 9-10 a.m.
Consortium Library, room 307

After February 17, 2009, full-power television stations will broadcast in digital only. In 1996, the U.S. Congress authorized the distribution of an additional broadcast channel to each broadcast TV station so that they could start a digital broadcast channel while simultaneously continuing their analog broadcast channel. Later, Congress mandated that February 17, 2009, would be the last day for full-power television stations to broadcast in analog. The switch from analog to digital broadcast television is referred to as the digital TV (DTV) transition. Broadcast stations in all U.S. markets are currently broadcasting in both analog and digital.

What does this transition mean for people with analog televisions? What does it mean for the FCC? Find out this Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the Consortium Library, room 307.

Visit www.dtv2009.gov or call 1-888-388-2009 (voice) or 1-877-530-2634 (TTY) for more information on the programs available to consumers to assist in this transition.

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