Digital television (11 - 15 of 15 items)
Telecommunications: Issues Related to the Structure and Funding of Public Television
GAO-07-150: Published: Jan 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2007.
How to fund public television has been a concern since the first noncommercial educational station went on the air in 1953. The use of federal funds to help support public television has been a particular point of discussion and debate. This report reviews (1) the organizational structure of public television, (2) the programming and other services that public television provides, (3) the current...
Digital Television Transition: Issues Related to an Information Campaign Regarding the Transition
GAO-05-940R: Published: Sep 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2005.
The United States is currently undergoing a transition from analog to digital broadcast television. This transition offers the promise of more television programming options, interactive television, and high-definition television. An additional goal of the digital television (DTV) transition is for the federal government to reclaim radiofrequencies--or spectrum--that broadcasters currently use to...
Digital Broadcast Television Transition: Several Challenges Could Arise in Administering a Subsidy Program for DTV Equipment
GAO-05-623T: Published: May 26, 2005. Publicly Released: May 26, 2005.
The digital television (DTV) transition offers the promise of enhanced television. At the end of the transition, radiofrequency spectrum currently used for analog broadcast television will be used for other wireless services and for critical public safety services. To spur the digital transition while preventing any loss of television service to households, some industry participants and experts h...
Digital Broadcast Television Transition: Estimated Cost of Supporting Set-Top Boxes to Help Advance the DTV Transition
GAO-05-258T: Published: Feb 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2005.
The digital television (DTV) transition offers the promise of enhanced television services. At the end of the transition, radiofrequency spectrum used for analog broadcast television will be used for other wireless services and for critical public safety services. To spur the digital transition, some industry participants and experts have suggested that the government may choose to provide a subsi...
Federal Communications Commission: Broadcast Services, Television Broadcast Stations, and TV Transmission Standards
OGC-97-18: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on broadcast services, television broadcast stations, and TV transmission standards. GAO found that the: (1) rule would add a transmission standard for digital broadcast television signals to the FCC's rules so as to provide the certainty broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, and consumers n...