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The Digital TV Transition: What You Need To Know About DTV

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On February 17, 2009 all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. Digital broadcasting will allow stations to offer improved picture and sound quality and additional channels. Find out more about whether or not you will be impacted by the digital TV (DTV) transition. Go now.

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Recent Releases

DTV Transition Premieres in Wilmington, North Carolina. DTV Test Pilot Program - Analog Broadcasts ended September 8, 2008. Download PDF*.

Outreach Toolkit

Materials government agencies and community groups can use to conduct DTV awareness programs. Go now. (En Español)


Our library of documents designed to help answer your DTV questions. Go now. (En Español)

News & Regulatory Information

Read about the rules, regulations and developments relating to DTV. Go now.

How are LPTV/Class A/Translator Stations Affected by the DTV Transition? Advisory  |  FAQ

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Last reviewed/updated on 11/14/08
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