FCC DTV Education Workshop -- Converter Boxes

The Federal Communications Commission will hold a Digital Television (DTV) Consumer Education Workshop on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The Workshop will address issues related to DTV converter boxes for analog television sets that receive signals over-the-air. The Workshop will be held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, in the Commission Meeting Room, and will be webcast live from the FCC’s website at www.fcc.gov/realaudio.


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome
Commissioner Copps
Commissioner Tate
Commissioner McDowell

10:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Introduction of National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Manufacturers

10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentation “Digital Television Converter Boxes: Connection and Use”
Converter Boxes
Analog Pass-Through Options
The NTIA Coupon Program (NTIA)
Channel Scanning and Use
Special Features: Closed Captions, Video Description and Parental Control

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Questions and Answers

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hands-On Demonstrations
Manufacturers, FCC Staff, NTIA Staff

For more information, please contact Alan Stillwell at (202) 418-2470, [email protected], or Rodney Small at (202) 418-2452, [email protected]