Congress votes to delay the transition of broadcast television signal from analog to digital.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday, February 4th to delay the transition of broadcast format from an analog radio signal to a digital signal. The transition was originally scheduled to take place on February 17th. Due in part to concern that some parts of the country, especially the poor and the elderly, would not be ready for the transition by that date, the new administration under President Obama proposed delaying the transition. The delay would ideally give everyone time to prepare their television sets to receive programs broadcast using the new digital format. The new date for the transition is June 12th.