DTV Tests Planned Tonight

Many TV stations across the country will conduct a test this evening, around 6:30 p.m. local time, regardless of time zone. During this test, the participating TV stations will cut off their analog signals and only broadcast their digital signals, in preparation for the permanent cutover to digital broadcasting on February 17, 2009. Tonight’s tests should last approximately five minutes.

The overwhelming majority of Suddenlink cable systems are ready for this test, and we thus expect the majority of our customers will not experience an issue. A few may — but don’t worry: We are on track to have all Suddenlink cable systems ready for the transition in the next several weeks, well before February 17.

Comments

  1. Robert Quandt says

    Channel 10 WTHI TV in Terre Haute just did a test this evening and our coverage appears to still be via analog signal.

    The station said to contact our cable operator to notify you. I sure hope you plan to have us connected by February!!

  2. SFYI Editor says

    As noted in the post: We are on track to have all Suddenlink cable systems ready for the transition in the next several weeks, well before February 17. Thanks.