FCC: DTV trial a success…mostly

October 2008
CED;Oct2008, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the digital television (DTV) trial by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Wilmington, North Carolina. FCC chairman Kevin Martin said that 28,000 converter box coupons were redeemed and the majority of the viewers were aware of the transition. However, broadcast stations in the area are going to lose some geographical reach. FCC commissioner Michael Copps said that consumers need to understand the problems they will encounter once DTV is to be made. INSET: Digital transition could drive subs into arms of cable.


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