The Communicators

Digital Television

Assistant Secretary Kneuer, also administrator of the National Telecommunications Administration, was interviewed about the transition to digital television… read more

Assistant Secretary Kneuer, also administrator of the National Telecommunications Administration, was interviewed about the transition to digital television in February 2009. He explained that consumers will get the benefits of the advanced digital system, including additional channels, high-definition television, and communications capabilities. He said that analog transmission will cease on that date and that financial assistance will be available to help lower-income persons purchase new sets. Some television sets will require just a set-top box. He also talked about public safety needs for interoperability of communications devices during emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina.

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  • John M. R. Kneuer Assistant Secretary (Former) Department of Commerce->Communications and Information
  • Susan Swain Co-President and Co-COO C-SPAN

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Digital Television

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Program ID:
196399-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 03, 2007 | 6:29pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 05, 2007 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 03, 2007 | 6:29pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 05, 2007 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 05, 2007 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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