DTT STB coupon subsidy ends

The US government’s coupon programme which provided viewers access to 2 coupons each worth $40 to use towards the purchase of DTT set-top boxes ended on 30 July.
The program, administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, has provided a total of $1.5 billion in subsidies.
As of the 22nd July, 34.4 million households had benefited from the coupon programme while more than 63 million coupons had been distributed. Of these, 25 million expired and 33.6 million were redeemed.
Analogue switch-off was completed nationwide on 12 June 2009
Source: TVB
Item added: 3rd August 2009