Friday, May 23, 2008

IPTV to explain DTV at C-SPL

DTVOn Febuary17, 2009 all television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting analog signals and switch all their transmissions to digital. While TVs that are already hooked up to cable or satellite won't be affected, the estimated 19.6 million people who use antennas will no longer be able to receive major TV broadcasts.

The switch from analog to all-digital is part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and requires that all free local broadcast television stations - such as KCRG, KWWL, KCRG and KFXB - turn off their analog channels and broadcast exclusively in digital. Televisions that use antennas will need a converter box to continue receiving broadcast signals.

To help you get ready for the switch, Iowa Public Television will be providing a free presentation about the switch to digital TV on Wednesday, May 28 at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 7:00 p.m. You'll learn who will be affected by the switch, why the switch is happening and how you can make sure you will still be able to receive broadcast signals after the switch. A digital television expert will also explain how to apply for a coupon to help pay for a converter box.

For more information, click here to download a DTV Fact Sheet (PDF 167 KB), or visit these Websites:

~ Allison, Adult Services

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