FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WTVP Plans to End Analog Broadcast on February 17th
WTVP-Channel 47 in Peoria, IL, plans to terminate its analog
broadcast service at 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2009, prior to
any extension that may be mandated by Congress.
Viewers can continue to receive high quality public television
programming over the air at no cost by switching to digital
channels 47.1 (WTVP HD), 47.2 (WTVP World), and 47.3 (WTVP
Create). Viewers may also receive these signals through a cable
or satellite service.
For viewers who do not have a television receiver capable of
receiving a digital signal, digital-to-analog converters may be
purchased at electronics stores and retailers throughout the
area. Viewers who already have a converter box should hook it up
immediately to begin receiving the improved pictures and
services of digital broadcasting now.
Viewers may register comments or request information by writing
WTVP at 101 State Street, Peoria, IL, 61602, visiting our
website www.wtvp.org, or calling (309) 677-4747 during regular
business hours. Information is also available from the Federal
Communications Commission, tool free, at 1-888-DTV-2009 or
View WTVP's FCC filing
for "Notification of Suspension of Operations"
For further information contact Chet Tomczyk, WTVP President &
CEO (309) 677-4747
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