It’s February 17th, D-Day for the transition to all-digital broadcasting. Or at least, D-Day #1. Most stations aren’t making the switch today because of the government-ordered delay until June 12th. However, 421 stations are moving forward as originally planned. On top of the 220 stations that have already transitioned, that comes out to 36% of stations nationwide that will have dropped analog signals by midnight tonight.
The DTV transition is all a bit confusing for consumers, but we’ll have a better sense of just what the impact looks like when reports start rolling in tomorrow. Drop a comment here if you have any anecdotes. I’ll also be looking for information on whether cablecos and telcos see any subscriber increases as a result of the transition. Anyone you know using analog armageddon as an excuse finally to upgrade to pay-TV service?
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