Dutch pull plug on analog TV

AP reports that the Netherlands has become the first country to switch to all-digital TV, ending free over-the-air broadcasting last night. Unlike the U.S., where the planned tranisition to DTV is sure to raise heated legal battles before its planned 2009 tranisition date, the Dutch switchover was orderly, perhaps because there were only 74,000 users of analog broadcasts, according to the story.


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