Big Switch: Mobile Assistance Centers To Help Clevelanders Prepare For June Digital TV Transition

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - DTV Mobile Assistance Centers will be rolling into Cleveland to provide consumers one-on-one assistance in preparing for the June 12th digital TV transition.

The mobile centers feature staff demonstrations on how to hook up a converter box to an analog TV and consumer assistance in applying for their $40 TV Converter Box Coupons.


  • Friday, May 22, 2009, Morning, Cleveland Goodwill, Greater Cleveland Akron
  • Friday, May 22, 2009, Afternoon, Cleveland Goodwill, 2295 East 55th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44103
  • Saturday, May 23, 2009, Morning, Cleveland Bazaar, 12800 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130
  • Saturday, May 23, 2009, Afternoon, Great American Rib Cook-off, Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City, 351 Canal Road, Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Sunday, May 24, 2009, All day, Hessler Street Fair, University Circle @ Hessler


The TV Converter Box Coupon Program is designed to help households that want financial assistance to continue receiving over-the-air television when full-power television stations cease analog broadcasting on or before June 12, 2009.

By June 12, 2009, consumers receiving their programming over-the-air with an analog television will need to make one of three choices about how to watch TV after that date: 1.) Buy a TV converter box that will plug into the analog TV; 2.) Buy a TV with a digital tuner; or 3.) Connect the analog TV to cable, satellite, or other pay service.

U.S. households can apply for up to two $40 coupons to be used toward the purchase of certified TV converter boxes at; by phone at 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009) or for TTY 1-877-530-2634 (English), 1-866-495-1161 (Spanish); by fax at 1-877-DTV-4ME2 (1-877-388-4632); or by mail to P.O. Box 2000, Portland, OR 97208.  Coupons will be mailed to consumers and are valid for 90 days after issuance.  For more information about the Coupon Program, go to