Bright House: Carmel’s analog broadcasts to be phased out


Staff report

There are still analog TVs?

Yes, and people in Carmel still use them to access local schools and government television channels. But that will come to an end as Bright House has announced that it will phase out its analog signal by mid-August.

So what do you need to do to get ready for the digital conversion? Probably nothing. Most Carmel residents use cable or satellite TV service. And most televisions sold after 2008 are equipped to receive digital broadcast signals.

However, if someone still uses an older television to receive a broadcast signal, they will need to get a digital converter.

Bright House will offer the converters free for the first 12 months. The devices can then be rented for $1 to $2 per month from then on out.

A Bright House spokesman said that schools and governments that have older units won’t pay this fee to access the schools and government channels on Channel 16 and 99.