Feb
24
2009

Digital Spectrum Conversion Cover-Up?

Industry news outlet TV Predictions has a commentary from Phillip Swann (2/22/09) telling us that when "roughly 36 percent" of local television stations recently stopped broadcasting ahead of the digital conversion deadline ("stations save money by switching early because they would no longer have to transmit both analog and digital signals"), "the FCC received more than 70,000 complaints in the first two days." "Based on these developments," Swann writes, "you would think that the early DTV switch was a major disaster": But good luck in finding that story in many of your nation's top trade and consumer publications, particularly if […]