reply to bartolo5
Re: end terrestrial TV broadcasts
said by bartolo5:Because over 25 Million U.S. residents who don't subscribe to any pay TV service watch television and tens of millions more have a secondary set that is watched regularly attached to an antenna. A significant number of the over 1700 full service TV stations in the USA are also received over the air by cable headends or for satellite uplink. Finally realize that cable and satellite rates would rise dramatically if broadcast TV ever disappeared.
Always wondered why does the USA bother about terrestrial TV broadcasting so much when most people get their local channels through cable.