Wilmington, N.C.

Redbox, the DVD rental kiosk system that has been shaking up the movie rental market, is making a foray into video games

The analog signal shutoff, scheduled to happen nationwide in just over five months, came early to one city on Monday, as the city of Wilmington, N.C., completed its early “test run” shutoff at noon. According to the Los Angeles Times, the city held a ceremony in which officials flipped a giant “analog to digital” switch; FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was on hand for the event. “I am pleased that months of hard work and consumer education by government officials, industry and community leaders have proven successful,” CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. “Five months ahead of the nationwide digital conversion...

Is Jacksonville getting an early start on the analog signal shutoff? Despite media reports and the reported comments of a Florida Congressman, it appears not. According to the Florida Times Union on its Web site, Jacksonville.com, local television executives were “sent scrambling” after an industry publication quoted Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) as suggesting that Jackonsville should be the second “early test” market for the transition. Wilmington, N.C., has already agreed to become the first test market. However, TV executions in the Northern Florida city denied that such a move was under consideration, and Stearns, the paper said, issued a statement denying the

The Consumer Electronics Association last week commended the town of Wilmington, N.C., for setting the goal of completing its digital television transition on Sept. 8- five months before it is legally required to do so. “The digital television transition is on time and on track, and the FCC’s conclusion that the nation’s 135th television market in Wilmington is ready to transition early proves this,” CEA’s senior vice president for industry affairs, Jason Oxman, said in a statement congratulating the city. According to the Star News Online newspaper, Wilmington was selected by the FCC as the first market in the U.S. to undertake

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