FCC Gives Satellites a Reprieve

Mar 28, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission will give satellite-television providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network four years after next February’s digital switchover to carry all local channels in high definition, Television Week reports. Broadcasters had argued that satellite companies, which provide service to 17% of U.S. households, should be required to carry all local channels in HD immediately after the switchover, the magazine says.
— Danny King


  1. Broadcasters will be required to broadcast a digital signal, but I’m not aware of any requirement that it be in high definition. Why should satellite providers be burdened with such a demand?

  2. Another article that goes into more detail:
    I guess I missed the “local channels” part in the above article.

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