Satellite Today

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Digital Switchover Creates New Opportunities" by Greg Berlocher

Broadcasters in the United States will end analog transmissions Feb. 17 and move entirely to digital. Every facet of broadcasting will be affected, and while the industry has been preparing for this switch for several years, some broadcasters are scrambling to ensure their new digital networks will be ready in time.

The transition will directly affect the roughly 1,500 local television stations and an estimated 11,000 cable headends across the United States. "When you combine more

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