Technology of Television - The End of Analog Television Broadcasting - NTSC

NTSC

In North America, the basic signal standards since 1941 had been compatible enough in 2007 that even the oldest monochrome televisions could still receive color broadcasts. However, the United States Congress passed a law which required the cessation of all conventional television broadcast signals by February 2009. After that date all NTSC standard televisions with analog-only tuners went dark unless fitted with a digital ATSC tuner, and the spectrum previously occupied by those analog channels was auctioned off by the United States' Federal Communications Commission for other uses.

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