Sterling Heights Library to host free forum on DTV transition June 12
Experts connected to the broadcasting industry will discuss the upcoming transition to digital television (DTV) during a free forum at the Sterling Heights Public Library on Thursday June 12th at 2 p.m. The library is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights.
"We're finding that public awareness about the DTV transition is quite high, but there is a lot of confusion about what citizens need to do to have their households prepared," said Karole White, president & CEO of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). "It is our intention to make sure that all Michigan citizens are equipped to take the proper steps to ensure they'll make a seamless transition to digital television."
Under federal law, all full-power television stations will turn off their traditional analog broadcast signals on February 17, 2009 and broadcast only in the newer digital standard. To receive the digital format, citizens need to either subscribe to cable, satellite or telephone company video services; purchase a new television with a built in digital tuner; or install a converter box on their existing television.
Citizens interested in attending the DTV forum are asked to pre-register online at www.shpl.net or by calling (586) 446-2669.
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