2.5 Million Households Still Not Receiving DTV Signals


Nielsen says that as of June 14, 2.5 million households could still not receive a digital signal over-the-air.

That is an improvement of 300,000 homes since its last pre-transition update on June 7.

As such, 2.2% of U.S households are still not DTV-ready.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Colo.) introduced a bill earlier this week that would try to help out those folks by subsidizing antennas and extending the DTV-to-analog converter box coupon program, as well as require cable, satelite and telco-video suppliers to offer a $10 basic broadcast package.

As of June 17, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration said there were about 2 million DTV-to-analog converter box coupons that had been requested but not yet mailed out.