I guess this blog attracted some attention – Jennifer Elena of Crosby-Volmer International Communications (a PR Firm) dropped this in my inbox today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2007
NAB Statement on NTIA Announcement about Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Contractor
Washington, DC â€“ Today the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) issued the following statement on the National Telecommunications and Information Administrationâ€™s (NTIA) announcement of the digital-to-analog converter box coupon program contractor:
“This is an important step in a process that will bring digital television (DTV) to all Americans,” said Jonathan Collegio, Vice President of the NABâ€™s digital television transition unit. “The success of the converter box coupon program is critical to upgrading America to digital television. NAB looks forward to working with NTIA and IBM to ensure all Americans continue to have access to free, over-the-air television.”
I thought I’d pass it on. The converter box program is an important part of the digital television cut-over coming in 2009. I’m hoping that TiVo adds support for some converted boxes to the units that can use serial or IR, so people who use S1 and S2 boxes with antenna can continue to use those boxes with one of the converters.