Wireless communications usage is growing rapidly and that means a big change for broadcast television is in the works. Traditional over-the-air TV broadcasting is set for a major change in February 2009 as TV goes digital across the country. However, Alaska — as with so many things — is a special case, as the urban parts of Alaska go digital on schedule and the rural parts go digital some undetermined time in the future.
This week we chat with digital television (DTV) experts and share their knowledge of converter boxes, digital signals, channel changes and more. Are you prepared for the digital transition?
- DTVanswers.com (National Association of Broadcasters)
- dtv2009.gov (converter box coupon program)
- dtvtransition.org and dtv.gov (FCC)
- consumerreports.org/dtv (Consumers Union / Consumer Reports)
- National Telecommunications and Information Administration
- DTV at PBS
HOST: Steve Heimel, APRN
- Tony Wilhelm, Director of Consumer Education, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
- Bob Williams, Consumers Union (Consumer Reports)
- Live callers statewide
- Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air)
- Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (comments may be read on air)
- Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 during the live broadcast
LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide