Sacremento, CA - DTV Readiness Test on 12/17/2008

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
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Sacramento, California, December 8, 2008 - To help viewers prepare for the federally mandated shutdown of television analog signals on February 17, 2009, all of the over-the-air, full-power broadcast television stations in the Sacramento DMA will participate in a soft-shutdown of their analog signal. The test will occur across all broadcasters' channels for at least 30 seconds between 6:00p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. The test will allow television viewers to see if their television set(s) are ready for the DTV transition and if not; will give them resources that will inform them of the steps they must take so they will be able to watch television after the DTV conversion

Between 6:00p.m. and 6:30p.m. on December 17th, on-screen graphics will appear on broadcast television stations for a minimum of 30 seconds informing the viewer if their television is "ready" or "not ready" for the digital transition. The graphic will direct viewers to station or consumer websites that will provide information about the conversion. Each station will also provide a telephone number that viewers can call for more information and technical support.
Source: Sacramento TV Stations to Hold DTV Shutdown Test on 12/17
 

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
#2
There are just 70 days left before all televisions must be equipped to receive digital broadcasting — and to help local TV viewers prepare, the major local stations will have an on-air test Dec. 17.

All the full-power broadcast television stations in the Sacramento market — KCRA 3, KQCA My58 TV, CW 31, CBS 13, FOX 40, KUVS, KVIE and News10 — will participate in a soft-shutdown of their analog signal for at least 30 seconds between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The test will allow television viewers to see if their television sets are ready for the transition from analog to digital.
Source: Local TV stations digital test coming | TheUnion.com
 
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