The FCC has adopted the "Analog Nightlight" Program, Which Would Provide Emergency and Digital Transition Information Following the DTV Transition.

The Analog Nightlight encourages and permits continued analog TV service for 30 days after the February 17,2009 DTV transition date to provide public safety information and DTV transition information for any viewers who do not have the necessary equipment to receive digital broadcasts by the transition deadline. Continue reading “The FCC has adopted the "Analog Nightlight" Program, Which Would Provide Emergency and Digital Transition Information Following the DTV Transition.

The FCC issued this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to create a new “replacement” digital television translator service to permit full-service television stations to continue providing service to viewers within portions of their co

The NPRM seeks comment on how to implement this new service and tentatively conclude that it should be subject to all other rules for television translators regarding secondary frequency use, application filing and processing, construction and operation.The FCC announces interim filing procedures to begin acceptance of applications for replacement translators and the authorization of temporary facilities. Continue reading “The FCC issued this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to create a new “replacement” digital television translator service to permit full-service television stations to continue providing service to viewers within portions of their co”

Proposed Rulemaking would "encourage and permit" continued analog TV service after the February 17, 2009 DTV transition (by some stations, where feasible) to provide public safety and DTV transition information. 

According to the FCC, the proposed, continued analog service would serve like a “nightlight ” to unprepared viewers,assuring continued access to emergency information.  It would also guide them with information to help with a belated transition to digital service.  See the attached PDFs for more information.