Television: October 2007 Archives

TV: Newsmakers Oct 26, 2007



Grand Rapids Press:

Ken Daniels always has loved hockey. Fortunately, he also loves talking about hockey. Growing up in Toronto, Daniels started playing at the age of 7, first as a goaltender with friends in street hockey, and then as a winger on his pee-wee team. He was a big Bobby Orr fan, but knew he probably didn't have the size to reach the NHL. If Daniels then only suspected that his future might not be as a hockey player, Mike Keenan dealt him a harsh dose of reality. Keenan was Daniels' coach while the current Calgary Flames coach who won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994 was working as a history and physical education teacher early in his career. "One game he pulled me, and when I skated to the bench, he said, 'You should stick with broadcasting,' " Daniels said. " 'Because you have no chance of a playing career.' " Fortunately, Daniels also grew up listening to late-night games on a radio he would hide beneath his pillow. If he couldn't find a Maple Leafs game, he would tune in to games featuring the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues... Red Wings announcer at home in booth (Fri, 10/26)


TV: Newsmakers Oct 29, 2007



Detroit News:

Now here's a Christmas gift idea: a cute-as-a-bug 5-inch TV. As the Circuit City ad says, the TV "makes it easy to take entertainment on the road." But it will be cute only until Feb. 17, 2009, when its little screen will go blank. To make the set work after that, the owner will need a digital converter box and a place to plug it in, making entertainment on the road not so easy. Circuit City does warn consumers that the set's analog tuner will stop working after that date, after which federal law requires broadcasters to send only digital signals in order to free up electromagnetic spectrum for use by emergency responders and other interests. For Americans who have TVs without built-in digital tuners -- including all sets sold before 1998 -- the coming conversion to digital television, or DTV, may be confusing. To continue watching TV after Feb. 17, 2009, viewers will have to have a set with a digital tuner, pay for cable or satellite service, or get a converter box to switch analog signals to digital... Pitfalls seen in TV's digital transition







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