Wilmington Stations Flip Digital Switch

Sep 9, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Wilmington, N.C. became the nation’s first television market to switch to digital signals, and TV stations received calls from some bewildered viewers, TelevisionWeek reports. A gathering of federal, state and local officials flipped a ceremonial switch, and now the process of finding out how many people lost their TV signals begins. The switch to digital has helped Time Warner Cable, the local cable operator, as some viewers opted to get wired rather than buy a new, digital set, or buy a converter box, the newspaper says. TV station executives and broadcast trade associations celebrated an unusually high level of cooperation among themselves to make the test work.
—Greg Baumann

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