U.S. OTA LP Stations Struggle With DTV Transition
Low Powers Seek $450M in DTV Aid
Community Broadcasters Association Eyes $150K for Each Low-Power TV Station
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/9/2008 1:47:00 PM
Just smacked down by the courts, the low-power TV industry's lobby is asking Congress for $450 million to make the conversion to digital as soon as possible, saying that many in the industry face bankruptcy and potential ruin due to government policies.
Low-power stations aren't required to make the DTV transition by any set date, but the Community Broadcasters Association is concerned that if stations don't make the switch soon, they could be left behind in an analog world that few people can access.