Iowa Public Television

Monday, June 16, 2008

30-Minute DTV Program June 26 at 6:30 p.m.!

Iowa Broadcasters Join to Present Local Digital Television Education Program Thursday, June 26

New 30-minute program provides answers to common questions about DTV

(Johnston, Iowa) -- Viewers across Iowa – and across the country – have been inundated with messages about digital television in the past several months. But many Iowans are still left with basic questions – what is DTV? Why is the transition happening? What are these converter boxes? Do I need a new TV?

To answer these questions for Iowans, the Iowa Broadcasters Association will present Iowa DTV Answers to all Iowans this month. This new, local 30-minute program, produced by Iowa Public Television, will inform Iowa viewers about the digital television transition, alleviate concerns about the change, and encourage viewers to take action. Iowa DTV Answers will be broadcast commercial-free on most Iowa television stations on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. (Check local listings for broadcast and repeat times.)

The program will feature real Iowans from across the state dealing with real situations and solutions regarding the DTV conversion.

Some of the topics covered on Iowa DTV Answers include:

  • Digital television definition
  • DTV transition explanation
  • DTV converter boxes
  • Defining HD & SD
  • Advice on buying a new digital TV
  • Information for cable and satellite subscribers

Viewers with questions about the program should contact the Iowa Broadcasters Association at 515-224-7237. For general information about the digital television transition in Iowa, visit or

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