Obama Asks Congress to Delay DTV Transition
President-elect Barack Obama has asked Congress to extend the Feb. 17 DTV transition date.
Citing problems with the DTV-to-analogue converter box program and “inadequate funding” of government DTV education programs, John Podesta, co-chair of the Obama-Biden transition team, requested that “the cut-off date for analogue signals should be reconsidered and extended.” Formal letter (click here to view)
Consumers Union, which called for a similar move Wednesday after consultation on the transition, has suggested moving the date to midsummer. (Click to view)
Source: Broadcast and Cable
Item added: 12th January 2009