Hearings Set on DTV Transition

Jul 8, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Senate Commerce Committee is planning two hearings July 12 on the broadcasting industry’s transition to digital television. Witnesses for the morning session will be Eddie Fritts, president & CEO, National Association of Broadcasters; Manuel Abud, VP and general manager, Telemundo’s KVEA-TV in Los Angeles; Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Patrick Knorr, vice chairman, American Cable Association; Richard Slenker, executive VP, DirecTV; and John Lawson, president and CEO, Association of Public Television Stations.

Witnesses for the afternoon session will be Harlin McEwen, chairman, communications and technology committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police; Charles Townsend, president and CEO, Aloha Partners; Mike Kennedy, senior VP, Motorola; Gary Shapiro, president & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association; Gene Kimmelman, senior director of public policy, Consumers Union; and Michael Calabrese, VP and director, wireless future program, New American Foundation.