Got an email from NBC 6 stating they would begin HDTV broadcasting in "early June"
Here's the actual Email:
I understand your frustration , but we are moving towards providing HDTV. The delay was due to location of the original channel assignment. WTVJ-HD Channel 31 new location has been approved by the FCC as of January 2003.
Since going on the air in 1967, channel 6 has always been difficult to pick-up over-the-air for most viewers because of it's location near Homestead, 40 miles south of the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale center of television broadcasting. This is a result of FCC channel spacing requirements. WTVJ has delayed implementation of it's digital HDTV broadcasting for over two years until arrangements could be worked out to move it's assigned digital channel location from Homestead to midway between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. This will ensure viewers of perfect reception without the need for a separate antenna pointed in a different direction. WTVJ is installing new state-of-the-art transmitting equipment to provide a perfect picture to its viewers.
WTVJ-DT NBC 31 on a high definition is coming early June.
WTVJ / WSCV
Director of Operations & Engineering
Office: (954) 622-6502 Dial Comm: *590
Fax: (954) firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Alfonso, Barbara (NBC, WTVJ)
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 2:59 PM
To: Kaplan, Steven (NBC, WTVJ)
Subject: FW: No High Definition???
We'll see how accurate Mr. Kaplan is!