Kill Bill 3
February 17 will remain the date after the House defeated a bill that would've delayed the transition for another four months. However, the bill that recently passed muster in the U.S. Senate included some provisions that would have allowed those full power TV stations to make the switch earlier than June 12 if they wanted to. (See Senate Backs Digital Delay Bill .)
The House vote reportedly was 258 in favor, and 168 against, falling short of the two-thirds the delay bill needed to get through.
So, if she hasn't done it already, grandma and a few million more like her better get ready for the transition posthaste.
And it looks las if that self-imposed "quiet period" on moving analog channels to digital-only tiers proposed by several major cable operators should remain intact. (See Cable Proposes Digital Transition ‘Quiet Period’.)
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News