May 11 2009
Below is the media advisory for an event this Wednesday (5/13/09) to mark the “30-Day Countdown” to the Digital Television Transition on June 12.
What: Press Conference on the 30-Day Countdown to the Digital Television Transition
When: Wednesday, May 13 at 3:15 p.m.
Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue – Bertha Knight Landes Room
Who: Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Federal Communications Commission Representatives
Why: In a joint effort with the Federal Communications Commission, Councilmember Harrell will convene this press conference to mark the “30-Day Countdown” to the June 12th nationwide transition to digital television. The press conference will also call attention to the remaining 20,000 households in the Seattle market that remain unprepared for the transition.
“The City needs to continue marketing this change to digital television and make sure that all residents are ready for the transition,” said Councilmember Harrell. “Local television programming is a fundamental service for many residents, enabling them to receive information and participate in their local democracy.”
Members from the FCC will be at the press conference to provide a demonstration on how to install the converter box to an analog TV with an indoor antenna. Staff members will be on hand to help residents who have not taken advantage of the $40 coupon that is available to subsidize the $40 – $70 cost of the converter box.
For more information, visit the improved http://www.DTV.gov website or the City’s website at: http://seattle.gov/cable/digital.htm. You can also call Councilmember Harrell’s office at 206-684-8804.
Image credit: www.dtv.gov