Friday, February 6, 2009

Two channels may pull analog plug early

The Chronicle reports that Most Bay Area television stations will delay until June the switch to all-digital broadcasts, now that Congress has given them the option. But two stations, KICU 36 and KOFY 20, are apparently going to all digital later this month, according to KGO-TV president and gm Valari Staab, who heads up the Sutro Tower committee this year. Management from those stations couldn't be reached, but shutting down an analog transmitter will save a station between $15,000 and $20,000 a month.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The FCC received requests from about 680 stations to drop analog broadcasting early -- this is a link to that list