Digital Delay to Cost PBS Stations $22 Mil

Jan 27, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The president of the Public Broadcasting System says the delay in the switchover to digital television will cost public stations $22 million, the Associated Press reports. The stations will have higher costs for power, plus they’ll have to extend leases on analog transmitter locations, the wire service says.
—Jon Lafayette


  1. As if this transition wasn’t tough enough to begin with…what is the FCC thinking? The date has been solid for years…the publicity relentless…and the practical value to most viewers will be nill. Get over it and just do it. And these are the same people who are going to run our banks, health care and even car companies. Sad..

  2. The financial damage in a potential delay is real and tangiable. This decision is for the benefit of 6% of the population. Like the previous commenter already noted, publicity has been relentless. I truly believe that the real reason for people being unprepared is apathy, not lack of knowledge. The government needs to govern, not capitulate to the crying of the few.

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