WITN-TV Makes Digital Transition

WITN made the digital transition during WITN News at Noon Friday, June 12, 2009. The station is working with the Federal Communications Commission to provide an analog "Nightlight" service for two weeks.

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Following a request from the Federal Communications Commission, WITN has agreed to provide the Greenville-New Bern-Washington television market with analog ‘Nightlight” service.

WITN-TV will terminate regular analog television service at 12:30pm on Friday, June 12th. However, WITN will continue to broadcast analog “Nightlight” service over WITN’s analog channel for an additional two weeks following this termination of regular service.

Analog “Nightlight” service will consist of informational programming, in both English and Spanish, explaining the transition to digital service with information on how to obtain assistance for viewers still unable to receive digital television signals. In addition, WITN will broadcast local emergency information if necessary.

The FCC expressed concerns that this service be available in eastern North Carolina prompting this special request to WITN. WITN will be the only station offering analog “Nightlight” service in eastern North Carolina.

“WITN has been very active in assisting the FCC in providing information about the digital television transition to the viewers in eastern North Carolina. We are happy to provide this additional assistance and service to our viewers”, Chris Mossman, WITN General Manager said.

WITN’s “Nightlight” service is exclusively sponsored by Suddenlink. Suddenlink serves customers in eastern North Carolina with television, high-speed internet and home telephone service.

Viewers that have questions about the transition to digital television can call the FCC’s 24-hour Call Center at 1-888-CALL FCC.

You can also send us an e-mail at dtv@witn.com.

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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jun 12, 2009 at 02:33 PM
    I keep hearing stories about people that are not ready .. come on. I have satelite and still went and signed up for the converter box coupons since I have to older TVs. They sent me my cards I went to a website and ordered 2 boxes .. no money out of my pocket. It took 2 months to receive the coupons but I did not wait untill the last minute either.
  • by K on Jun 12, 2009 at 12:04 PM
    What is the big deal anyway. They made it sound like a life or death situation. It's just TV. They complain that people spend too much time watching it and yet they are bugging and nagging people to get a converter box and now...the antenna so you can get local channels. I will be glad when they stop talking about it! This and the swine flu.
  • by girl Location: nc on Jun 11, 2009 at 01:22 PM
    I couldn't agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Tech Guy Location: Williamston on Jun 11, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    Can we just please get this DTV Transition over with. If people don't know by now they have to have a converter box, digital cable, or satellite to get their locals then they will never get it. I am still upset over the original date of Feb. 17 being moved. Let's get this puppy rolling. How many people will turn the TV on Friday afternoon and find they don't have TV anymore.... lol

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