Though a significant number of stations have already reached the first FCC-mandated checkpoints along the path to DTV, the majority have yet to. Furthermore, various data sources indicate that budget enough to make even the most basic stabs at a transition has not been built into the financial plans of a surprisingly large segment of broadcasters. These factors point toward even more delays on the behalf of broadcasters.
What impact will those delays have with regards to installation and materials delays? How soon do those who have yet construct need to start?
To get the straight answers for broadcasters who might want to tempt fate and delay a little longer, we put those questions to Elmer Smalling of Smalling Systems and Jay Martin of Dielectric Communications.