FCC Confirms Mostly Small Market Affiliates Ask To Switch To Digital on Feb 17
The FCC has just released some breakdowns of stations that asked to pull the plug on analog service Feb. 17. There are 19 markets (5.1 million TV households) where all four of the major network affiliates want to go on that date and, in 17 of those, where all the stations in the market want to switch.
There are an additional 15 markets (2.3 million TV households) where not all four, but many, want to go Feb. 17. The commission has not released a list of those markets, but they are some of the markets the FCC is giving special attention to as it decides which stations can go ahead and switch and which ones will have to continue in analog in the public interest.