The NABâ€™s view of the DTV transitionBroadcasters Will Pave DTV PathBy Eddie Fritts
president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters TWICE.com
LAS VEGAS â€” Looking for evidence that local broadcasters are delivering on the digital promise and charting the course toward the next generation of television? Then head to Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle or San Diego, where every station in the market is now broadcasting in digital. Ditto for Charlotte, Kansas City, Cincinnati and Memphis. The same goes for Columbus, Jacksonville, Raleigh-Durham, Dayton, Louisville and Knoxville.
In fact, 57 out of 210 local television markets now have fully completed the transition to digital and high-definition TV. Some 1,400 stations are on air in DTV, from Boston to Bangor, from Miami to Meridian, Mississippi.