Stations Gearing Up For Soft Analog Shut-Off Test: NAB [Multichannel News]
Broadcast television stations that are still broadcasting in analog will be conducting digital transition tests today, simulating what will happen on June 12th when all stations will cease broadcasting in analog forever. Though over 40 percent of all stations, mostly in smaller markets, have already pulled the plug on analog broadcasts, the rest, which serve a very high percentage of American households, are working to prepare their over-the-air viewers that still are not prepared for next month's digital transition.
According to this article, most stations will conduct a simulated digital switch three times today. During the test, viewers shown a video that explains the transition. Those still receiving the broadcast on analog will receive a special message that tells them they're not prepared for the transition, and they need to take steps to prepare before June 12 to continue receiving over-the-air broadcasts.
Of course, cable television viewers are already prepared for the digital transition. If you're still waiting to get your television equipped for the digital transition, give us a call. We'd be pleased to be your solution to the digital broadcast transition. And remember -- even if you are a cable subscriber, every TV in your household must be hooked up to cable or have some other digital solution in order to keep working after June 12.