It's the battle, stupid

Interesting AP article on the House of Representatives voting to keep the February 17th deadline for ceasing analog tv transmission. The vote is seen as a victory for House Republicans and a defeat for the Obama administration. Interestingly, the policy decision could easily be interpreted as anti-business, since TV ratings — and therefore advertising revenue — will almost certainly dip while people get their bearings and upgrade. Maybe it’s more about the battle than the policy. Either way, I’m in favor of just getting it done. C’mon, it’s TV we’re talking about here, not 911 service. We’ll figure it out, people will survive.

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