Friday, January 23, 2009
Senate expected to pass delay of DTV conversion
In keeping with this week's theme of the big DTV switchover, The Wall Street Journal, among others, is reporting that the Senate is close to passing a delay of the February 17 switchover until June.
This is in reaction to the fact that the coupon program (2 $40 coupons for each household requesting them) has run out of money, viewers are still confused, and many stations are still not ready.
This delay is being touted as "voluntary", as stations may still keep to the previous schedule. The bill looks likely to pass.
Article - WSJ.com