Posted by madcityradio.com on June 16, 2009 at 12:59:22:
iDGi: Digital transition not complete until ...
Jeff Richgels | 77 Square | June 15, 2009
Acting FCC chairman Michael Copps said Saturday that he would not consider the transition to digital-only broadcast TV finished until all consumer problems are solved and TV stations were using their extra digital bandwidth for diverse programming that serves the public interest, Multichannel.com reported.
On a phone conference Saturday, FCC commissioners and staffers talked about some of the problems that remained in the wake of the formal end of analog broadcasting on Friday.
They included issues with channel 7 in Chicago (WLS-TV), which, because of relatively low operating power, was having trouble reaching some high-rise areas and downtown areas with a digital signal, according to a commission staffer. The staffer said the FCC was working on possible technical fixes.
To read about other problems and issues, Multichannel.com's entire story is at http://www.multichannel.com/article/279336-Copps_DTV_Transition_Not_Complete_Without_Diverse_Programming.php?nid2226&sourcetitle&rid6456600.
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