House Rejects Digital TV Delay

Republicans argue deferral will cost broadcasters
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 2:07 PM CST
One of the most thoughtful gifts may be to help a friend, family member or someone in need make the transition to digital television (DTV) ahead of the February 2009 switch.   (PRNewsFoto)
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(Newser) – The House defeated a bill today to delay the switch to all-digital television, the Washington Post reports. The vote comes two days after the Senate approved extending the deadline to June 12 from Feb. 17, and is a defeat for congressional Democrats and the Obama administration, who want to give consumers more time. House Republicans argued that a delay would cost millions for broadcasters who have prepared for the transition.