Last updated: September 17, 2008 - 10:13pm
As part of its effort to provide Americans with the information they need to make a smooth transition to digital television, the Federal Communications Commission today released television public service announcements (PSAs) and a long form educational video. The 30 and 60-second PSAs, produced in English and Spanish, convey basic information regarding the transition and steps consumers must take to prepare. Copies were distributed to 1,368 full powered commercial English broadcast stations as well as 100 Spanish broadcast stations. The long form educational video conveys greater detail regarding the transition in four parts: What is DTV, What You Need to Know, Watching DTV with a Converter Box, and Summary. The video helps the consumer decide whether or not they need a converter box for their television, gives a step-by-step guide to connecting a converter box to their television, and explains how to rescan for channels after the end of the transition. The PSAs and the educational video can be viewed at http://www.dtv.gov/video_audio.html
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