Broadcasters ask FCC for more nightlight stations

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The National Association of Broadcasters and the Association for Multiple Service Television have asked the FCC to make more stations eligible to run an “analog nightlight” signal for 30 days past the Feb. 17 DTV transition. The nightlight enables stations to run public service programming about DTV, as well as emergency messages. The groups also suggests the commission allow underwriting for the nightlight similar to pubTV. The FCC must vote on implementation requirements for the nightlight service by Jan. 15.