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By law, on February 17, 2009 all American local television broadcast stations are required to turn off their analog channels and broadcast exclusively in the clearer and better digital television (DTV) format.
When this change occurs, anyone who receives free local television signals (ABC, NBC, FOX, etc.) through antennas with standard analog television sets will no longer be able to receive this programming in their home or RV without taking action to continue to receive local broadcasting. While the Digital Transition is still months away, consumers can prepare for it now and take advantage of the benefits DTV has to offer.
What is Digital Television (DTV)?
DTV also enables local TV stations to provide several channels of programming at once. This is known as "multicasting". Interactive capabilities and data services such as on screen programming guides and significantly enhanced closed captioning are also offered through DTV; features not possible with analog technology.