"Myfoxabilene" has been updated with a response www.myfoxabilene../kxva_digital_HD_plans
Here is a response from our GM. Our Chief Engineer can also be available for tech related questions, but Mr. Carter wanted to outline our future plans for converting to digital and HD on KXVA. Thank you for your patience regarding this response...
Dear Concerned Viewers,
We've received several blogs regarding KXVA's plans for broadcasting digital. I'll try to make a complex situation as brief as possible. The channel allotments to realign for digital were made in 2000. Stations that received there license after 2000 didn't get a second channel to switch to. These stations are called Singletons. On Feb 17, 2009, all stations must give their analog channels back to the FCC, to be auctioned off for cell phones and internet. Because KXVA is a singleton, we won't give our channel to the FCC, we will flashcut from analog to digital overnight. Officially, we don't have to wait until that date to switch; however, the moment we flashcut, we will lose all of our analog viewers. Forty dollar vouchers for the blackbox converters are supposed to be on the market by Jan 2008. This device will allow viewers with analogue televisions to receive the digital signal. We plan to make the switch by the end of the second quarter of 2008. This will allow all analogue viewers to get our signal uninterrupted and provides time for us to coordinate with all 23 cable companies in the 18 county DMA, plus Dish Network and Direct TV. Our plan is to make the switch to Digital and HD simultaneously. I hope this makes our goals clear, with some history explaining our actions.
KXVA Fox Abilene
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