Posted by madcityradio.com on February 11, 2009 at 18:11:47:
In Reply to: FCC List Of TV Stations Shutting Off Analog This Month posted by madcityradio.com on February 11, 2009 at 15:31:17:
Obama Signs Bill Delaying DTV Switch
Nearly 500 Stations To Go Ahead With Tuesday Switch
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed a bill to delay the switch to digital TV to June 12.
Congress last week gave TV stations until June 12 to shut down their analog broadcasts to give viewers more time to prepare for the switch to digital signals.
The change was to have taken effect next Tuesday.
Obama said the June 12 date will give viewers more time to prepare. He said many would have been left in the dark otherwise.
Money has run out for a federal fund that helps people without cable or satellite service pay for converter boxes they will need in order to keep watching their televisions. And there's a long waiting list for the coupons.
Nearly 500 stations say they intend to go ahead with the switch on Tuesday and not wait until June.
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