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The Citizen's Guide to the Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters

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The nation's 1,600 television stations are converting from traditional analog technology to a digital television format. Digital television (DTV) is a new, more efficient technology for transmitting and receiving broadcast television signals. Digital signals are superior to analog (traditional TV) signals because of their greater accuracy, versatility, efficiency, and interoperability with other electronic media. Because digital signals can carry more information, they can mean more channels, clearer pictures, better sounds, and advanced new functionality.