DTV Converter Box Coupon Deadline is March 31

February 8, 2008
Washington, DC--The deadline to become a Certified Retailer for DTV Converter Box Coupon Program is March 31, 2008. To apply for certification, retailers must register and create an account with the Department of Commerces National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Beginning February 17, 2009, U.S. televisions stations will stop broadcasting analog signals and will exclusively broadcasting digitally. The transition to digital - the most significant TV advancement since color - will transform the viewing experience.

The NTIA is administrating the Digital Television Converter Box Coupon Program. This group encourages the voluntary participation of consumer electronics retailers to ensure the success of the coupon program.

To apply for certification, visit or call 866.296.1107 for additional information on the program requirements and to sign up as a participating retailer.

As of January 1, 2008, households can request coupons through the Digital Television Converter Box Coupon Program. Coupons are worth $40 each, to be used toward the purchase of up to two coupon-eligible converter boxes. Converter boxes will allow analog televisions to continue working with over-the-air broadcasts after February 17, 2009, when full power television stations convert to all-digital signals.

Households can request coupons until March 31, 2009 or while supplies last.

Retailer questions should be directed to:

DTV Converter Box Coupon Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Phone: (866) 296-1107
Web site:

Click here
for notes from Central Contractor Registration Handbook and Central Contractor Registration FAQs.

Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!


No records found
Photo GalleriesMore Galleries >
Doug Henderson and Joe Atkins

Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and t...

BMWs, McLarens, and Volvos

Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available...

Demo'ing the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.

B&W Speakers in the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.

B&W Vintage Living Room

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage ge...

The B&W LP Collection

Part of the Bowers & Wilkins vintage living room space is this collection of LP covers that represent a seminal album from each of the com...

The B&W Museum

Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.

The Wisdom of John Bowers

Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers

The History of B&W

A timeline of Bowers & Wilkins’ product and company history

Andy Kerr and Martial Rousseau

Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the ne...

Turbine Head

  The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.

Andy Kerr

Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.

Historical Flagship Products

A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history

The Legendary Diamond Tweeter Dome

To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes ...

Demo'ing the 800 D3 Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s mos...

800 D3 Close Up

The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed af...

In-wall Demo

Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.

The B&W Nautilus

Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.

Nautilus Pricing

A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system

Theater Demo

A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers