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Dutch Pull Plug on Free Analog TV

Dec 11, 10:17 AM (ET)

By TOBY STERLING

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - The Netherlands ended transmission of "free to air" analog television Monday, becoming the first nation to switch completely to digital signals.

Few Dutch consumers noticed, because the overwhelming majority get TV via cable. Only around 74,000 households relied primarily on the old-fashioned TV antennas in this country of 16 million, although 220,000 people had an "occasional use" set somewhere such as in a vacation house, camper or boat, according to government figures.

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Word has it that regulars at many of Amsterdam's legendary "Pot Parlors" hardly noticed when analog
sets went to snow. I suppose they thought it was just another live shot on the weather report! :p

"...Hey, Lars, looky dere...dat's one helluva snow storm, even for da big "A", doncha know... :grin:
 
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