Tuesday, January 27, 2009

U.S. House Fails to Approve Delay in DTV Transition

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 258-168 in favor of delaying the mandatory transition to digital TV. However, the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority required to approve the measure on an expedited basis. Earlier in the week, the Senate voted to approve a DTV delay of four months. The deadline for the DTV switchover currently remains February 17, unless the issue is brought before the House for a second time and approved. The Obama administration had signaled that it is in favor or a delay.

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