Dish Network: We Need More HDTV

May 15, 2008 by  
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More HD channels are coming to Dish Network. Satellite launch difficulties have slowed the addition of more High Definition channels to Dish Network’s lineup, but additional launches this year should help.

Dish Network, which now has about 80 national HD channels, says it will offer 100 by year’s end, assuming the new satellites are launched and become operational.

You can read the whole story by Swanni at TV Predictions.com

Wilmington Community Leaders Join the FCC in Washington, D.C.

May 11, 2008 by  
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WILMINGTON — The Mayor of Wilmington and head of the Chamber of Commerce were among the speakers at an FCC news conference in Washington, D.C. Thursday.

WECT’s Jim Hanchett was in attendance as well, and said the city’s leaders will be more than spectators in “The Big Switch” to DTV…

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DTV Roadshow Comes to Montgomery To Education Public About “The Big Switch”

April 28, 2008 by  
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The clock is ticking are you ready for the switch from digital television? As of Thursday afternoon, there are 299 days until analog television goes away and digital television takes over at television stations across the country. The official change over date is February 17, 2009.

To help educate the public, WSFA 12 News and Cohens Electronics teamed up to bring the DTV Roadshow to Montgomery. The event attracted …

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HDTV Laptops to Arrive in China in Time for 2008 Olympic Games

April 24, 2008 by  
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Intel Joins Legend Silicon to Enable High Definition TV on Laptops via “Free to Air” Terrestrial Television Broadcast

(Press Release) FREMONT, Calif., April 22 — When the Olympic Games begin
in August this year in Beijing, China, many viewers will be able to watch live High Definition (HD) broadcasts of the games on their laptops, thanks to an initiative between Legend Silicon and Intel. The move is part of the rapid evolution of digital television (DTV) in China, where the new Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting (DTTB) standard supports both fixed HDTV (High Definition TV) sets as well as viewing on mobile devices. Legend Silicon developed the core technology behind China’s DTTB standard….

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NAB 2008: The Last Analog NAB

April 20, 2008 by  
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For broadcasters and vendors that have been plotting their digital futures for more than one decade at National Association of Broadcasters shows, sometime during last week’s convention, they must have stopped and observed, “Wow. This is the last analog NAB.”
2008 NAB Show

Indeed, except for low-power TV stations that will have a longer time to switch, last week’s show was the end of the beginning. On Feb. 17, 2009, at 11:59 p.m. (EST), U.S. stations are required to…

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