About 40 Percent of Local Stations Will Shut Off Analog Next Week
Congress may have moved the deadline for the analog signal shutoff, but a large number of local TV stations nationwide are sticking with the old shutoff date of Feb. 17.
According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 2 in 5 of the nation's broadcasters will flip over next Tuesday, rather than wait until June. The FCC may even deny some requests to do so, so that local communities will have at least one remaining analog station. The commission will also post a list of early-switching channels on its Web site.
Congress last week approved a plan to push the date back to June 12.