Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Public libraries asked to help publicize digital TV conversion

Wisconsin Public Television, with WLA's help, is getting the message out about the digital television (DTV) conversion by shipping bookmarks and table tents via the statewide delivery service to public libraries throughout the state.

The move in television broadcasting from an old standard—known as “analog”—to a new standard called DTV arrives soon. Yet, there is still confusion about the steps that over-the-air TV viewers need to take to continue to be able to receive their favorite programs.

Wisconsin Public Television is committed to help everyone make the switch to DTV. WPT has a dedicated 800# available to field questions from viewers, and even has trained engineers available to handle technical calls.

We need your help to get this information to everyone who needs it. Soon, every library will receive a shipment of bookmarks and table tents, which contain information about where people can go for help in making the switch. Please share this information with your patrons.

Please note that WPT also has limited quantities of bookmarks translated in Spanish. Please contact if you are interested.

If you have any questions about these materials, would like additional quantities, or if you would like to inquire about having a WPT staff person give a DTV readiness presentation in your community, again, please contact or 608-265-9092

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