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The DTV Deadline

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Are you ready for February 17, 2009 and the significant change that is coming in the way you receive a television signal in your home? That date is the government mandated deadline for the nation's broadcasters to finalize the switch to digital television.

We mention this as both a reminder, and by way of encouragement to all television viewers in Utah to prepare for what is coming.

No need to be concerned if you already have a television with a built-in digital tuner, or if you receive your television signal via cable, satellite or another pay TV service. But those who use an antenna or rabbit ears - and there about 200,000 such households in Utah - need to take steps to receive the new digital signal.

To learn more about the options for switching to DTV, KSL encourages our viewers and listeners to visit a website sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters. The website,, is easy to navigate and clearly explains why the change is coming and how individuals can go about making it in their own homes.

That website, again, is

The long-planned switch from analog to digital is now less than three months away. It is important to be prepared for the DTV deadline.

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