Technology Giants Back Barton Plan
- Clip and rave. // Variety;1/12/2009, Vol. 413 Issue 8, p4
The article offers a quotation from U.S. Congressman Joe Barton concerning the U.S. digital television transition program and the lack of the need to drop the program's deadline and spend more U.S. tax dollars.
- Thank God there's a PC in your TV. Torr, Jeremy // Australian Personal Computer;June97, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p68
Opinion. Examines the efforts of computer technology companies in the United States to get into the digital technology market. Reason for efforts of technology companies; Purchase of WebTV by Microsoft; Progress made by technology companies in relation to broadcast networks.
- Barton to Broadcasters: Speed Up the Switch. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;8/2/2004, Vol. 134 Issue 31, p13
Reports on the planned transition from analog channels to digital television in the U.S. in 2004. Effects of the transition on household viewers; Suggestions of Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) for the speed up of the transition; Concerns of broadcasters on the transition.
- IN BRIEF. // Broadcasting & Cable;03/19/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p38
Presents news items concerning high-technology industries in the United States as of March 2001. Amount of funds raised by PacketVideo in its Series E preferred-stock round of financing; Broadcast trade groups' plans of creating a digital television technology center.
- ANALOG'S END NEAR? Triplett, William // Daily Variety;5/24/2005, Vol. 287 Issue 38, p4
Reports on the progress of the legislative bill on digital television transition sponsored by Representative Joe Barton in the U.S. Congress. Provisions of the bill; Chances of the bill of gaining bipartisan support; Reaction of broadcasters to the proposed cutoff date for all analog transmission.
- Barton Brings In the Bucks. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;5/2/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 18, p1
Focuses on the benefits garnered by U.S. Representative Joe Barton for his campaign to force broadcasters to switch to digital television by December 31, 2006. Proponents of the proposal; Contributions received by Barton from several technology companies; Members of High-Tech DTV Coalition.
- Barton Wants To Help Pay for DTV. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;2/21/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 8, p4
Reports on a statement issued by U.S. House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton acknowledging that the U.S. government must help U.S. citizens pay for digital TV (DTV) equipment in order to speed the DTV transition. Plan of Barton to introduce a DTV bill; Cost of subsidizing digital...
- On the Hill. // CableFAX Daily;9/16/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 180, p1
The article reports that several U.S. House Democrats have sent a letter to House Commerce Chairman Joe Barton (R-Tex.). It is noted that the aims of the letter involve digital television transition and the return of analog spectrum.
- Subsidy for Converters Scrutinized. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;5/30/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 22, p8
Addresses the issue concerning the provision of a subsidy for the use of digital-to-analog converters in the U.S., as of May 2005. Arguments raised by Representative Joe Barton of Texas regarding the subsidy; Key provisions included in a bill about the use of digital television.