The Digital Television Transition: Government and Industry Perspectives

October 17, 2007

253 SR
At this hearing, the Committee will explore the status of the digital television transition including consumer education efforts, the operation and implementation of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration converter box program, and other issues related to a smooth and effective transition from analog to digital television.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Minority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Jonathan S. Adelstein

    Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The Honorable John Kneuer

    Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Communications and Information
    National Telecommunications Information Administration

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Jon Gieselman

    Senior Vice President, Advertising and Public Relations
    DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Mr. John Lawson

    President and CEO
    Association of Public Television Stations
  • Mr. Kyle McSlarrow

    President and CEO
    National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Mr. Mark A. Pearl

    Executive Director
    Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition
  • Mr. David Rehr

    President and CEO
    National Association of Broadcasters
    Rehr DTV Testimony (182.22 KB)