FAQ

When will analog TV broadcasts end?

This is archived content from Digital TV Facts. For up-to-date information on the digital TV transition, see the federal government’s site, www.DTV2009.gov.

Under current law, full-power broadcast stations must complete the transition to digital television by Feb. 17, 2009. After that date, analog TV broadcasts will cease.

The digital TV transition plan received final approval from Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in February of 2006. (The law is being challenged in court on procedural grounds, but the current cutoff date appears likely to stick.)

For the latest updates on the transition, watch DTV Facts.

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