As we get closer to the federally mandated deadline of June 12th for the digital television transition, the FCC is requesting that television stations perform a DTV “soft test” on May 21st. While around 41 percent of broadcast stations have already flipped the switch to digital, the FCC is proposing that remaining analog stations give viewers who still aren’t prepared for the digital transition an additional reminder. These soft tests would occur during the evening news period, and simulate what happens when the station pulls the plug on analog. If a viewer is ready for DTV, then the broadcast is uninterrupted. If they’re not yet prepared, they receive additional instructions about how to prepare.
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