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HDTV to be market driven.

The National Association of Broadcasting has asked the Federal Communicatons Commission to modify its goals for the transition to high definition television. The Association noted that the switch to HDTV would probably cost a small TV station between $1 million and $2 million for transmission equipment and another $10 million to $12 million for production equipment to create local programming. The NAB also noted that getting ready for HDTV would cost a $5 million station as much as it did a $50 million station. Consequently, the NAB asked the FCC to allow for a staggered, more market-driven transition to HDTV.
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Title Annotation:high definition television
Publication:Video Age International
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Oct 1, 1992
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