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    Digital TV Conversion Pt. 2

    Steven Muhammad

    by Steven Muhammad

    A Town Hall meeting with FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.

    On February 17, 2009, all full-power analog television broadcasts in the United States will cease and existing TV stations will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format. The switch to digital television (DTV) will free up frequencies for emergency uses and allow broadcasters to provide more programming for their viewers through "multicasting."

    As a practical matter, people will need to subscribe to a cable or satellite television service, use a digital-ready TV set, or hook up a digital converter box to an analog TV set, in order to continue watching broadcast television.
    Unfortunately, the number of people who stand to lose their access to TV programming in the coming DTV transition is considerable. Read more at:

    Also listen to my interview with Bruce Dixon -