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April 25, 2008

DTV2009: Low Power Stations Get $65 Million To Make Switch To Digital

f4502f60-18f5-4161-ac60-cb06e6227a8e_mn.jpgA National Telecommunications and Information Administration request for the Senate Commerce Committee to free up funds to help low-power TV stations make the switch to digital sooner. With the digital TV transition less than a year away, concerns have been raised about low power and translator stations being completely nixed from television, as analog converter boxes are not allowed to have analog tuners and aren't required to pass through analog signals, though some do.

The Senate Commerce Committee has given low-power TV stations a $65 million boost to help them make the transition to digital, much earlier than the October 2010 date they were originally to get the money. The bill was a sigh of relief to states such as Alaska and those along the Mexican border who often rely completely on low-power stations for their broadcast needs.

Via Broadcasting & Cable

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Posted by Justin Davey at April 25, 2008 2:00 AM

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