Hundreds of US TV Stations Plan to Terminate Analog Signal on or before February 17th


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the list of the US television stations whose analog operations have or will be terminating before February 17, 2009 or that intend to terminate analog operations on February 17, 2009.

According to the FCC, there are 190 stations that have terminated or will be terminating their analog operations before February 17, 2009, and another 491 stations that notified the FCC on February 9 of their intent to terminate their analog operations on February 17, 2009. You can see the list here.

The FCC has also provided a list of all full-power television stations, grouped by Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA) indicating in bold the 681 stations terminating analog service on or before February 17, 2009.

Special service notification crawls indicating the change over to digital should already be running on the affected stations' broadcasts.

There are 1,796 full power TV stations in the US.

Spectrum would like to hear about your experiences on the changeover next week. Go here and join the crowd.


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