DTV Follies

Garrett Wollman
Sat Feb 14 11:31:39 EST 2009

<<On Sat, 14 Feb 2009 09:33:07 -0500, SteveOrdinetz <> said:

> As of last night WCAX was still running crawls & PSAs stating that 
> they intend to observe the 2/17 analog shutoff. 

Yes, the whole market was on the list.  Since 3 and 5 had already
volunteered to run "nightlight" programming the FCC probably didn't
consider it a huge problem.

> In Burlington at least, it seems like it has to be an "everyone or
> no one" situation...if I'm not mistaken WCAX's digital signal is
> moving to Ch 22.

It is, although that's actually a separate thing.  Turning off the
analog, and moving from transitional to permanent DTV, require
distinct filings (the former legal and the latter engineering) before
the Commission, and it's not necessary to do both at the same time.
(There are a few stations which have been approved to turn off their
analog signals but which cannot switch their DTVs for engineering


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