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Digital TV / The Many Faces of HDTV / Digital Broadcast Timeline

April, 1997
FCC gives broadcasters $70 billion worth of spectrum to broadcast digital alongside analog until 2006. FCC also mandates that in 2006 all broadcasts must be fully digital.

November, 1998
PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox are committed to broadcasting digitally in the top ten U.S. markets (30% of viewers) by Nov. 1.

May, 1999
Broadcasters must have digital stations in top 30 U.S. markets (50% of viewers).

Broadcasters must relinquish extra broadcast spectrum and broadcast only digital.


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