Digital Television Transition Test

Federal, state and local officials spoke by telephone from Wilmington, North Carolina, about the final steps of the digital television… read more

Federal, state and local officials spoke by telephone from Wilmington, North Carolina, about the final steps of the digital television transition pilot program in Wilmington. At noon on Monday, September 8, 2008, Wilmington’s five commercial broadcast television stations become the first in the country to switch from analog to all-digital signals. After that date, full-power commercial TV stations will only broadcast in digital. Wilmington serves as a test for the national DTV transition on February 17, 2009.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Louis J. Sigalos Program Manager Federal Communications Commission->DTV Test Pilot Program - Wilmington
  • Dan Ulmer Chief Engineer WECT-TV, Wilmington, NC
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Digital Television Transition Test

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Program ID:
280905-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
First Aired:
Sep 6, 2008
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2008

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  • Sep 06, 2008 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 08, 2008 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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