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Some TV Stations to Go Dark After Digital Transition Date

Jun 4, 2009  •  Post A Comment

When the U.S. switches to digital-television transition on June 12, 35 television stations won’t be joining their compatriots, Dow Jones reports, citing an official with the FCC.

Eighteen of the stations are in financial difficulty, while the remaining stations will go dark because of technical reasons.

The latter stations may be able to join in digital transmission by year-end. Seventeen of the 18 stations with financial difficulty are owned by Equity Media Holdings Corp.

—Aimee Picchi

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