Arlington, VA–Consumer Electronics Association’s president and CEO Shapiro has issued a statement in response to House Energy and Commerce Committee approval of the Digital Television Transition Act of 2005, setting a hard date for the end of analog television broadcasting.
“We congratulate the House Energy and Commerce Committee on yesterday’s action to complete our nation’s transition to digital television (DTV),” Shapiro said. “We are gratified by the expressions of bipartisan support for a hard analog cutoff date, and a recognition of the immense public benefits that will be brought by new wireless broadband services and additional spectrum for first responders. This bill will deliver much needed confidence and clarity to consumers, manufacturers, broadcasters and all others with a stake in the transition.
“We pledge our full support in working with Chairman Barton, the Committee and other stakeholders as the legislative process moves forward in both chambers and the final transition to digital television becomes a long-awaited reality.”
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