If you’re still having trouble getting NPT on your converter-box-enabled or digital TV, and have rescanned since the transition on June 12, this Press Release sent today by the FCC may offer the solution. It especially addresses stations, like NPT, that moved their digital frequences on June 12. We moved from UHF frequency 46 to [...]
It was announced today by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that those with expired DTV Converter Box Coupons can request immediate replacements. As a result of funding authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the program’s waiting list for coupons has also been cleared. According to the release: “If an eligible household [...]
As a result of the recent federal legislation that pushes back the date of the digital television transition to June 12, 2009, NPT will not be turning off its analog transmitter on February 17 as previously announced. On June 12, 2009, we will no longer be broadcasting an analog signal. We’d like to remind you [...]
We had a great time meeting with viewers and answering questions at our two DTV Brown Bag Lunch & Learns this month. Also known around the office as the DTVBBL&Ls (okay, so acronyms aren’t always a good idea) the free classes attracted dozens of viewers in need of answers to some of the mysteries surrounding [...]
The Wall Street Journal reports today that the government is running out of the allotted money — provided to consumers via coupons — to subsidize the purchase of converter boxes. The article cites an increase in demand. “Rattled by the recession,” Amy Schatz and Ben Charny write, “many consumers facing the upcoming switch to digital [...]
“Though the useful life of an analog TV set can be extended using a digital converter box, it is estimated that one in every four American households will be discarding a television set in the next year,” writes Bard Cole of WKNO-TV in Memphis, in an article in the November issue of the Tennes-Serrian, the [...]
To help journalists report on the upcoming DTV transition, the Foundation for American Journalists (FACS) will present a free tele-seminar with industry experts who can answer questions on how the transition will affect consumers. This seminar is aimed at journalists who cover technology, business, consumer affairs and the broadcast-cable-satellite industries. On the call will be [...]
Still unclear about DTV Transition? We’ve created four new videos — specifically for our web viewing — to help you out. Kevin Crane, our VP of Technology and Programming leads the way. Watch them at http://wnpt.net/dtv. Got questions? drop us a line newmedia[at]wnpt.net.