when analog TV ends

Kevin Vahey kvahey@comcast.net
Thu Sep 25 23:53:33 EDT 2008

But still the FCC has required the visual ID to say WCVB  WCVB-DT  and
with channel 4 it says WBZ-TV  WBZ-DT

I know in Cambridge Comcast is still using the analog transmissions as
they haven't totally upgraded the headend yet.

On 9/25/08, Scott Fybush <scott@fybush.com> wrote:
> Kevin Vahey wrote:
>> My son asked me a question and I really don't know for sure what the
>> answer is.
>> When analog TV ends next February does the DT part of the callsign
>> revert to TV or does that designation end with the changover?
>> In other words does WCVB-DT then revert back to WCVB-TV?
> According to the FCC database, WCVB-DT *is* WCVB-TV.
> The FCC has never considered DTV licenses as separate licenses from
> their analog parents - so the license held under facility ID 65684,
> holding the callsign WCVB-TV, has both analog authorization on channel 5
> and digital authorization on channel 20.
> Confusing? Ayuh.
> s

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