13 Jun 2009

American television switches to digital

3:43 pm on 13 June 2009

Americans have been scrambling to buy set-top boxes and new TV sets as stations across the country switch off their analogue signal for good.

The whole country is switching over to digital services in one go on Saturday.

The government has been running a series of TV adverts alerting viewers to the switchover.

The date has already been postponed once, from February. Even so, more than two million households are still unprepared and will lose reception.