US nets back quiet period

The affiliate boards’ endorsement follows NAB Television Board of Directors’ pledge to continue making local television signals available to cable, satellite and telephone company distribution partners from February 4 through March 4, 2009. Analogue television in the US will end on February 17.

“We are delighted that all of the affiliate boards have agreed to support the NAB Television Board initiative,” said NAB Television Board Chairman K James Yager, CEO of Barrington Broadcasting. “This pledge – coupled with our unprecedented campaign to educate America on the DTV transition – will minimise consumer confusion and help local broadcasters and government achieve our joint objective of a seamless transition to the next generation of television.”

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