April 7th 2009, Senate date for Analogue switch-off
An April 2009, switch-off date for analogue TV has been proposed in a draft of the Senate Commercial Committee bill sponsored by the committee chairman, Ted Stevens and ranking member Sen. Daniel Inouye.
The Stevens-Inouye bill was aimed at meeting the panel’s budget obligations set by the Senate earlier in the year.
The bill would require the FCC to auction the recovered analogue TV spectrum starting in January 2008- a move expected to raise $10 billion. A vote on the bill is expected shortly.
Source: Multichannel News
Item added: 18th October 2005