FCC head anticipates DTV challenges

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Outgoing FCC Chairman Kevin Martin concedes in a Q&A with Broadcasting & Cable that challenges remain as the February DTV transition nears. One potential problem: Running out of money for converter boxes. The president-elect’s transition team favors a stronger call-center program to assist viewers; Martin is calling on state broadcasters to assist. As far as funding for them, “We have some money, but there are strict rules on the government process that I can’t comment on until the contracts are awarded.”