02.08.2006 12:00 AM
CEA Urges Approval of Analog Shut-off Date
Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO, urged President Bush to sign the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005, which sets Feb. 17, 2009 as the hard shut-off date for analog TV. "This deadline will provide certainty to manufacturers, retailers, consumers and all others with a stake in the transition. Now we call on President Bush for his final signature," Shapiro said in a statement.

Shapiro pledged to continue CEA's consumer education efforts to ensure that consumers were aware of DTV options and opportunities. He also said that he looks forward to working the broadcasters, cable operators, government officials and others in making the final transition steps a reality.

For more information about this legislation, see the TV Technology Newsbytes article 2009 Goes to Oval Office.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology