Subcommittee on Communications, Technology & Internet Holding First DTV Transition Oversight Hearing

The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology & Internet will hold its first DTV transition oversight hearing of the new Congress March 26, according to the Energy & Commerce Committee's agenda for next week, issued Thursday.

The hearing will be at 10 a.m. at 2322 Rayburn.

Chairman of the Committee is Rick Boucher (D-VA), who supported moving the DTV transition date to June 12 and led the debate for the date-changing bill during House consideration. Boucher told B&C he believes the FCC and government agencies involved have handled the date move well and has said several times the date would not move again.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.