After a few days or so of suspense (not really), the House of Representatives approved the same four-month delay for the digital TV transition that already was approved by the Senate. Days after that Senate approval, the House failed to approve the measure, but a second House bill appeared imminent from the start.
President Obama now gets the bill to sign, and actually gets to see something he initiated not end up in a messy tax controversy. The DTV coupon program will get its funding and broadcasters will get flexibility to move off their current spectrum when ready. But what about the rest us? Four months more of dippy TV commercials reminding us to get our digital converters.
- Light Reading's Cable Digital News has this post
The Senate approved the DTV delay last week
The DTV coupon supply ran dry weeks ago