Radio & Television

HDTV: U.S. Budget Reconciliation Bill approved by House of Reps. February 2009 is now the deadline

WASHINGTON – And why, pray tell, should we care about this particular bill here? This is the bill where the U.S. analog-to-digital TV transition particulars are buried. As often happens in politics, some bills can contain a great many things besides what the title says. In this case, the Budget Reconciliation conference report includes the digital transition particulars which was negotiated by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, each of which originally offered bills on the digital transition. The legislation, still to be approved by the U.S. Senate, establishes two specific dates...