TV Week

TV Week: Surveying the Digital Landscape

An Apex Digital TV converter box.
An Apex Digital TV converter box. (Getty)
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Analog television goes dark this Friday, and the gradual transition to digital broadcasting has opened a realm of viewing possibilities for those who are used to receiving only standard broadcast channels.

Below, we've highlighted a selection of digital channels available over the air, along with where you can find them in your area:


Washington, D.C.

Regional Schedule



Howard County/Anne Arundel

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Southern Maryland (Calvert and Charles counties)


Arlington County/Alexandria

Fairfax County

Loudoun, Fauquier and Stafford counties

Prince William County

Still not prepared for the switch? Here are some resources:

Ask the FCC: Call 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322), visit or chat online with Jessica Almond of the Federal Communications Commission at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, at

Ask The Post: Reporters Rob Pegoraro and Kim Hart will field questions at noon Friday, June 12, at, where you can also find an archive of Post stories on the switch and other useful technical information.

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