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Switching channels in a DTV world

The FCC warns of complacency in the face of digital TV while high-tech companies hope to help broadcasters make the connection to the brave new TV world.

 

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The FCC warns of complacency in the face of digital TV while high-tech companies hope to help broadcasters make the connection to the brave new TV world.

"We need to get beyond the chicken-and
-egg dilemma."

- Howard Stringer, Sony of America CEO

 


Kennard to broadcasters: Change or perish
FCC chairman William Kennard tells broadcasters "to seize the opportunity of a broadband future" or risk losing to aggressive companies like Yahoo.

Tech firms want to be DTV stars
With new storage technology and other products, Sun, IBM, and others are hoping to help broadcasters make the expensive transition from analog to digital TV.

Sony CEO calls for digital embrace
Sony chief executive Howard Stringer opens the National Association of Broadcasters conference by stressing that broadcasters need to accept new technology to survive.

Intel, NBC try digital TV venture
The semiconductor maker and broadcaster will work together on enhanced digital television programming that will include interactive features, the companies say.

Digital TV, data services explored at show
Executives head to the National Association of Broadcasters trade show hoping to find answers to a vexing dilemma: What to do about digital television?