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US broadcasters object to planned digital TV bill

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US broadcasters object to planned digital TV bill

U.S. television broadcasters Monday labeled as inadequate planned legislation to ensure millions of consumers can still watch television once broadcasters begin airing only in digital.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain plans to offer a bill Tuesday that would require broadcasters to only air the new, crisp digital television signals by 2009 and would subsidize the cost for those consumers who rely on traditional television to see those signals.

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