Originally posted by BVfan
Based on what we are seeing from KTTW, I posed the question in another thread as to whether a station will ever have to transmitt at high power as eventually "everyone" will be able to get their "digital" signal from either D* or cable. Both responses indicated that according to their license they should have to transmit at full power once they have a digital only llcense. That is probably a few years away though.
Actually, DT stations will have to boost their power BEFORE analog shutoff, though the deadline is a year later in Sioux City and Sioux Falls than it is in Omaha and Des Moines.
ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates in the top 100 markets have to go full power by July of this year. (Omaha is the nation's 76th market, Des Moines is 73rd.)
All other commercial stations (that means you, Sioux City and Sioux Falls) have to go full power by July 2006 -- or, if they're switching DT channels, they need to have a DT signal that serves at least 80 percent of their analog viewership.