Friday, June 12, 2009
US TV Black Screen - Breaking News Update - Latest News
In today's world TV is basic Necessity of life. In a Developed country like US, millions of people may find themselves without access to television Friday when the US switches from analog to digital broadcasting.
The change is part of a long-delayed update in the allocation of the wireless spectrum, which is used to broadcast everything from TV signals to mobile phone services and emergency radio traffic.
Industry trade group DTV Across America estimates that between 20 and 30 million household faced the need to transition to the new system.
Aware of these issues, the US government has spent more than $2 billion on a voucher programme, in which every household can get two vouchers worth $40 each to buy two converter boxes.
US President Barack Obama is helping the effort to prepare for the switch.obama added The number of households unprepared for digital television has been cut in half. Still, some people are not ready,'he furhter added I encourage all Americans who are prepared to talk to their friends, family, and neighbours to make sure they get ready before it's too late. I urge everyone who is not yet prepared to act today.