News On 6 And CW 12/19 Switch To Digital


Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 7:38 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK -- Ready for the DTV switch? The News On 6 and the CW 12/19 went digital at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Programming on KOTV [News On 6] switched to digital at 1 p.m.

News On 6 chief engineer Gerald Weaver says now, the analog signal will only broadcast a message about the need to convert your television to digital.

After two weeks, the analog signal will be turned off.

KQCW [CW 12/19] made the DTV transition at 1 p.m.

Analog TVs that are not connected to cable, satellite, or another pay TV service, will no longer receive a signal.

Remember, an outside antenna is better than rabbit ears and the bigger the antenna, the better the signal.

Find out the strength of the digital signal at your residence.

KOTV and KQCW are two of 600 TV stations across the country that made the switch Tuesday.

Many viewers have asked, ‘why now?' Griffin Communications owns both KOTV and KQCW and owner David Griffin says he decided to move forward with DTV because the new June deadline is in the middle of severe weather season.

Griffin says KOTV and KQCW got permission from the FCC to go ahead with the original deadline so viewers could make sure they have their converter boxes and antennas hooked up properly before the severe weather season.

To learn whether your television requires a digital converter box and how to make the switch to DTV, visit: https://www.dtv2009.gov/ or call 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009).

Or check out NewsOn6.com's special DTV page.