Cablevision (s CVC), the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator, says it will only sell digital video services and say “sayonara” to analog television, so to speak. Existing analog cable customers will get analog simulcasts on television sets connected directly to Cablevision’s receivers. More than 91 percent of Cablevision’s 3.1 million television customers today receive digital service, and approximately 5 percent of the company’s cable television customers today receive analog expanded basic service. With the looming switch away from analog television over the airwaves, it looks like the bell is tolling for analog TV. Get ready for a future in which news anchors will be able to show their blemishes even more!
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“Existing analog cable customers will get analog simulcasts on television sets connected directly to Cablevision’s receivers.”
In other words, those nasty converter boxes that the government wanted to give you at a discount, but Cable said you wouldn’t need, will be replaced by RENTED converter boxes from the Cable company. As the late Paul Harvey said, “Now you know the rest of the story”.