As hinted a few weeks ago, we're finally live with a separate blog on the topic of digital TV in the state of Ohio.
It's April 2nd, and though some stations have plans to turn off analog signals in the next couple of weeks (and some already have), the majority of Ohio's television stations will keep airing both analog and digital signals until June 12th.
Between now and then, we expect a smattering of news about the transition.
We don't expect the same flow of news we got in the month or two before Congress moved the national digital TV transition from February 17th.
But we realize regular OMW readers with little interest in the transition are sometimes overwhelmed by our information and attention to the topic...so here's a place that we can go "whole hog" with DTV news without flooding the regular Mighty Blog of Fun(tm).
By the way, for those who happened to find their way here first, this blog is indeed a part of the Expanding Ohio Media Watch Blog Empire. (Can one build an empire based on free blogs, anyway? Yes, please think of us with tongue firmly planted in cheek when talking about, well, us.)
A massive team of digital TV reporters contribute to this report, led by the quasi-anonymous presence known as "Your Primary Editorial Voice(tm)". Or "the guy who actually writes this stuff".
Take the information here as you should take any information you find on the Internet - with a grain of salt or two. (Like, for example, the word "massive" in the previous sentence.)
We do intend to continue to uphold the editorial standards we've held over the past nearly four years on OMW. We strive for accuracy, and properly annotated sources. If something's a rumor or a "rumbling", we make it quite clear, and you can make your own decision whether to believe it.
Anyway, we'll continue to publish links to DTV news on the main OMW blog, but with very rare exception, the details will be here. Later, just to get this rolling, we'll copy over some recent items from OMW.