San Diego, CA - DTV Readiness Test on 12/17/2008

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San Diego Broadcasters, Cable Operators to Participate in DTV Soft-Shutdown Test on Dec. 17, 2008 at 6:58 pm
Simulation Allows Television Audience to Test Readiness for Transition to Digital Television Taking Place in February 2009

...SAN DIEGO, Dec 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To help viewers be prepared for the federally mandated shutdown of television analog signals on Feb. 17, 2009, all over-the-air, full-power broadcast television stations in San Diego will participate in a soft-shutdown of their analog signal. In partnership with Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable, the test will occur simultaneously across all broadcasters' channels at 6:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, and will last for two minutes. The test will allow television audiences to see if their television set(s) are ready for the DTV transition and, if not, will inform them of the steps they must take. A second soft-shutdown test will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 6:58 p.m.
Source: San Diego Broadcasters, Cable Operators to Participate in DTV Soft-Shutdown Test on Dec. 17, 2008 at 6:58 pm - MarketWatch
 
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