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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
January 24 , 2008
(202) 289-8928
Countdown to DTV: Making the 2009 Deadline Work
PFF Hosts February 15th Seminar on Digital Television Transition

WASHINGTON D.C. - In one year, televisions stations will cease broadcasting analog signals. Are consumers and broadcasters prepared? Has the government adequately provided the tools and resources to ensure a successful transition? What remains to be done to ensure that the February 2009 transition will be a smooth one? These and other policy issues surrounding the digital television transition will be discussed at "Countdown to DTV: Making the 2009 Deadline Work," a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

The event, to be held on February 15th, will feature a discussion panel representing government, the broadcast industry and consumer interest. Panelists are expected to assess the current state of the digital television transition, discuss concerns about the process, and strategies to help consumers navigate the conversion to digital television.

"Countdown to DTV: Making the 2009 Deadline Work," will be held Friday, February 15th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room B-369 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be served. Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or Others should contact Brooke Manno at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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