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Guy Wire Peers Ahead

“The sad reality is that many stations will lose much of the bonus fringe area coverage they’ve enjoyed during the analog era as HD adoption accelerates.”
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“The sad reality is that many stations will lose much of the bonus fringe area coverage they’ve enjoyed during the analog era as HD adoption accelerates.”

Guy Wire makes predictions for 2007 about adoption of HD transmission standards, HD portables and a satellite merger.

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