Jan 11, 2009

Feb. 17: What the heck just happened?

Since 2005, a whole slew of us -- consumers, manufacturers, public officials -- have been learning about or working toward digital TV transition on Feb. 17. So why, with just a month to go, might that date be pushed back? John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable mulls how Feb. 17 went "from set in stone to writ in sand" in a mere week.

Digital radio spreading worldwide

A panel of experts in Britain recommended last month that the country begin switching off the analog radio airwaves around 2017 and transition to digital radio. Digital radio is slowly gaining interest internationally: Australia will roll out in May, and Germany will announce plans soon.