Steinert^Threlkeld, Tom
August 2007
Multichannel News;8/6/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p19
The article reports that cable operators are hoping to use the transition to digital television in the U.S. to gain leverage with television broadcasting companies. Broadcasters will be sending out their signals as digits staring February 17, 2009 as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Broadcasters have some problems to address because digital signals do not travel as far as their traditional analog ones.


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