U.S. enters TV’s Digital Age
June 12 2009 is the day when, mandated by law, all analogue broadcasts of television cease in the United States. The digital transition has been delayed several times, most recently by Obama in February, but it’s finally ocurring.
Sources report that over 2.8 million homes (2.5% of the TV market) haven’t got the equipment required to receive the new broadcasts, despite a coupon program and subsidies for manufacturers. Ethnic minorities lead the list of groups that haven’t transferred.
Younger, African American and Hispanic homes are disproportionately unready, while the elderly are the most ready.