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Gary Shapiro says
Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:04 PM
Enjoying AT 250 HBO,
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:13 PM
“This is not people losing their homes,” Shapiro told a luncheon audience comprised mostly of communications lawyers. “This is people losing TV services.”
Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:18 PM
They probably can get restored in about two hours (drive to a store, buy the converter, connect)... once they find out why they can't get TV after the day.
DIRECTV employee since April 2008.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV
Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:30 PM
We'll know more on what stations are planning over the next couple of months as they make their required filings with the FCC giving their individual timetables. I doubt if more than 10% of full power stations will be analog on the day before "the day". (With at least 30 day on air notice several times every day before each analog station goes away.)
That will help with the "run on the stores" when a particular channel goes off the air in each market.