Broadcasters have told members of Congress that the main obstacle hampering their support for a measure to set a fixed date for the end of analog television is the lack of a generous subsidy program for converter boxes. ...¶... Sources close to the [House] Energy and Commerce panel said Barton is now prepared to accept a $900 million allocation for converter boxes, which is seen as sufficient to provide a free or subsidized box to every over-the-air household. Homes that currently receive cable and satellite service would not be eligible. ... Link: National Journal.
MSTV and NAB Seek Proposals for DTV-to-NTSC Converter Box. Link: NAB TV TechCheck [pdf].