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Lack of adequate programming, low returns hurting transition to high definition

News | 02/13/2004 5:00 am EST

A shortage of high-definition (HD) television programming combined with the high costs of converting traditional broadcasts don’t bode well for a slate of six new over-the-air transitional digital TV licensees. Faced with an uncertain environment for HD programming, even the recipients of the new licences question the short-term prospects for the digital versions of their existing analog channels.

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