Court Rejects Community Broadcasters
An attempt by a group of low-wattage television stations to block the government’s DTV converter box program has been rejected by a federal appeals court, the Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last week shot down a request from the Community Broadcasters Association to stop the sale of government-subsidized converter boxes. The group, which believes that the digital TV shift gives them a “death sentence,” had petitioned the court to order the FCC to carry out such a ban.
The CBA represents 2,600 low-wattage stations.