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FCC 76.1630
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 76.1630   MVPD digital television transition notices.

   (a) Multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) shall provide
   subscribers with notices about the transition for over-the-air full
   power broadcasting from analog to digital service (the "DTV
   Transition") in the monthly bills or bill notices received by
   subscribers beginning April 1, 2009 and concluding on June 30, 2009.

   (b) The notice must be provided as part of an information section on
   the bill or bill notice itself or on a secondary document mailed with
   the bill or bill notice, in the same language or languages as the bill
   or bill notice. These notices must:

   (1) Be in clear and conspicuous print;

   (2) Convey at least the following information about the DTV transition:

   (i) The nationwide switch to digital television broadcasting will be
   complete on June 12, 2009, but your local television stations may
   switch sooner. After the switch, analog-only television sets that
   receive TV programming through an antenna will need a converter box to
   continue to receive over-the-air TV. Watch your local stations to find
   out when they will turn off their analog signal and switch to
   digital-only broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as
   before to receive low power, Class A or translator television stations
   and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD
   players, and similar products.

   (ii) Information about the DTV transition is available from your local
   television stations,, 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY
   1-888-TELL-FCC), or this MVPD at [telephone number and Web site if
   available], and from or 1-888-DTV-2009 (TTY
   1-877-530-2634) for information about subsidized coupons for
   digital-to-analog converter boxes;

   (3) And explain clearly what effect, if any, the DTV Transition will
   have on the subscriber's access to MVPD service. It must also note that
   analog sets not connected to an MVPD service may need additional
   equipment (i.e., converter box) or may have to be replaced.

   (c) To the extent that a given customer does not receive paper versions
   of either a bill or a notice of billing, that customer must be provided
   with equivalent monthly notices in whatever medium they receive
   information about their monthly bill.

   [ 73 FR 15451 , Mar. 24, 2008, as amended at  74 FR 8879 , Feb. 27, 2009]

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Subpart U--Documents to be Maintained for Inspection

   Source:  65 FR 53621 , Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted.

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Goto Section: 76.1622 | 76.1700

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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