If you've been wondering about the status of USDTV, here's an update (thanks to Mark Schubin). --Dennis
"U.S. Digital Television, LLC (USDTV) today announced that it signed a $25.75 million funding agreement with an investment group that includes Fox Television Stations, Inc., Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, LIN TV Corp., Morgan-Murphy Stations and Telcom DTV, LLC, providing additional financial and strategic support to expand its low cost, all-digital, 'over-the-air' alternative to cable. ...¶... For less than $20 a month, USDTV offers consumers approximately 30 all digital channels, comprising local digital and HDTV broadcast channels and 12 leading cable networks, including FOX News Channel, ESPN and The Disney Channel. ¶ Consumers receive the USDTV service through a VHF/UHF antenna connected to a proprietary USDTV set-top box, producing digital quality picture and sound on standard TVs. USDTV is able to broadcast its service by leasing spectrum from its television station partners in each market. ..." Link: USDTV press release via Business Wire.