Bush Signs DTV Conversion Bill

Feb 8, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Making the digital TV conversion mandate official, President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation that would require broadcasters to pull the plug on analog TV broadcasts by Feb. 17, 2009.

The controversial measure includes a provision that would provide up to $1.5 billion to help consumers buy digital-to-analog converter boxes to ensure that analog-only TV sets will still be able to receive over-the-air signals after the transition.