WQED Offers Free Digital Television (DTV) Workshops
The antionwide switch to digital television is coming in February 2009 and WQED is helping viewers prepare with a series of free digital television (DTV) workshops.
WQED OFFERS FREE DIGITAL TELEVISION
Digital TV Specials to Air This Fall
PITTSBURGH – The nationwide switch to digital television is effective February 17, 2009, and WQED is helping viewers prepare with a series of free digital television (DTV) workshops at various community venues this fall.
At the workshops, WQED broadcast professionals will be available to demonstrate the set-top converter boxes, answer questions, and tell people how to apply for special discount coupons to purchase converter boxes.
The fall DTV workshops are scheduled for the following dates and places:
• Thursday, October 9 – 6:30pm – Robinson Township Library, 1000 Church Hill Road. WQED Executive Director of Engineering Paul Byers will facilitate this workshop.
• Tuesday, October 21 at 10am – Lutheran Service Society Prime Time Activity Center, 440 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue. WQED Executive Director of Marketing and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) DTV Bureau Speaker Rosemary Martinelli will facilitate this workshop.
• Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30pm – Manor Public Library, 57 Race Street, Manor, PA. WQED Executive Director of Engineering Paul Byers will facilitate this workshop.
Additionally, WQED will air an informational documentary, Get Ready for Digital TV, throughout the winter and leading up to February 17. Log onto www.wqed.org for dates and air times.
WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED-DT; WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED-HD; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.
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