Technology

6.5 mn US homes still unprepared for the switch to digital television

MUMBAI: More than 6.5 million US households – or 5.7 per cent of all homes - are not ready for the upcoming transition to all-digital broadcasting and would be unable to receive any television programming at all if the transition occurred today, says US media research company Nielsen.













This is an improvement of more than 1.3 million homes since Nielsen reported readiness status at the end of December.


Under government-mandated action, all television stations are required to switch to digital programming by 17 February, 2009, which will leave viewers without a television signal unless they purchase digital television sets, connect to cable, satellite, and alternate delivery systems or purchase a converter box.

 

Nielsen‘s information is based on the same national and local television ratings samples that are used to generate national and local television ratings.


To conduct the survey, Nielsen representatives observed and tabulated the actual televisions used in its samples. Because Nielsen has developed samples that reflect the total US population including African American and Hispanic populations, these household characteristics in the samples can be projected to the whole country.

 

Nielsen Vice Chair Susan Whiting says, “Nielsen has been preparing for the transition to digital television for more than two years. Because we recognise that accurate and reliable information on consumer behavior is essential to this transition, we’ve been sharing our data with clients, government leaders and the public so they could track progress to digital readiness.”


Nielsen Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council (HLAC) Ernest W Bromley says, “There are still millions of people who will be adversely affected because they are not ready for the digital transition. So it’s critical that we provide them with the information and resources they need to stay connected with the world."


Local Market Rankings : Among the 56 local markets that Nielsen measures with electronic meters, the one that is least ready is Albuquerque-Santa Fe, with 12.4 per cent of the households completely unready. The most prepared market is Hartford and New Haven, with only 1.8 per cent of homes unready.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/02/16/Brightcove_0.jpg?itok=OMVu25Ro
Brightcove Signs agreement to acquire Ooyala’s online video platform biz

Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology.

Technology Hardware Components
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/02/01/silver.jpg?itok=Ge4a-jEz
Silverpush grows 100% y-o-y following apac expansion

SilverPush, the marketing technology platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI) designed to effectively improve engagement between brands and consumers, is set to become the fastest-growing contextual marketing tech company from India.

Technology Hardware Components
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/shemaroo.jpg?itok=HA92023K
Shemaroo Bhakti App Acts as a Devotees Guide for Kumbh Mela 2019

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, has curated a special section on Shemaroo Bhakti App for the devotees going to Kumbh Mela.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/09/truecaller.jpg?itok=TzsguYab
Messaging Gets Smarter with Classification, Smart Notification and Backup Features for Truecaller Users

Truecaller introduces three new smart updates called ‘SMS Classification’, ’Smart Notification’ and ‘Messages Backup’ to its existing Messaging Inbox feature, to enhance the SMS messaging experience for all Android users.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/07/ms.jpg?itok=o8sdWF27
Prepare for Microsoft MCSA, MCSE certifications with actual exam dumps

To become a valuable professional candidate, you need to possess up-to-date skills and keep pace with the constantly developing world of IT.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/07/P%26G.jpg?itok=fWndM1I-
P&G rolls out innovative, connected products at CES 2019

Can an FMCG company go the connected product route too?. Well the Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble obviously believes that's the way to go. At a press conference today, the global major unveiled six products at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas during CES 2019.

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/07/ces.jpg?itok=ZuVLQRNO
Consumer Electronics Show 2019: A ringside view

CES. Billed as the world’s largest consumer electronics show which brings in about 180,000 visitors who queue up and walk miles visiting 4,000 plus exhibitors who are showing  off the latest in tech over 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space.

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/04/Synamedia.jpg?itok=-gsubF80
Synamedia makes CES debut, offering pay-TV providers frictionless cloud migration strategies, new revenue opportunities

Synamedia, the largest independent video software provider, will bring its newest solutions to CES® 2019, illustrating how pay-TV providers can migrate to the cloud at their own pace, and seamlessly. The company also unveiled new security software that combats the rapid rise in account sharing...

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/03/web.jpg?itok=BldnOoXa
Adapt My Web: making the web accessible to all

There are currently more than 600 million active websites in France.

Technology ces

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories