Shapiro & Chopra on the Transition and More
CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro termed today’s historic end of analog television broadcasting as “both the finish line and the starting line,” at a speech yesterday during Day Two of the CEA Line Shows event in New York City.
“In the next few days we should be celebrating,” he said. “We did what other countries didn’t do. The U.S. did it right. We started with 23 systems, got it down to the best five and melded them into the best of the best over 10 years ago… So here we are, after an incredibly unprecedented bipartisan partnership, and we achieved our mission – that almost everyone in the U.S. knew the deadline and what their options were.”
The eve of the transition also elicited comment from Aneesh Chopra, the Obama Administration’s new director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, who gave his first speech in the position to a CEA Line Show audience of analysts and press.