Radio & Television

Gates, other high-tech leaders, urge hard date for digital transition – and they may get their wish

WASHINGTON – American high-tech leaders this week urged the U.S. Congress to finalize digital television transition, in a word, “now.” Thirty-one CEOs and corporate presidents of leading U.S. high-tech companies are calling on the House and Senate Commerce Committees to enact a hard date for the conclusion of the transition from analog to digital television. Among the leaders signing the letter, which the High Tech DTV Coalition sent to every member of Congress, are: Alcatel North America President and CEO Hubert de Pesquidoux, Aloha Partners President and CEO Charles Townsend, AT&T Chairman and CEO David Dorman, Cisco Systems President and...