HDTU - Oct. 19, 2005: "HD Highlights
Senate draft sets analog switch-off for April 7, 2009
Oct 19, 2005 11:54 AM, HD Technology Update e-newsletter
A draft of a Senate bill sets April 7, 2009, as the date for the end of analog television transmission, the National Journal reported.
The bill floated late last week does not address the highly contentious issue of digital multicast must-carry. Broadcasters have sought a government mandate requiring cable operators to carry all of their free multicast DTV channels, while cable operators have resisted."