U.S. regulators are scrutinizing bids by hundreds of TV stations that want to broadcast in all digital next week, to prevent millions of households from losing television access, Reuters reports. Regulators were caught off guard by the steep number of stations that want to transition early, even after lawmakers delayed a mandatory nationwide switch to digital TV broadcasting until June 12. In markets that would be left with few or no local analog broadcasting options, the requests might be denied, acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps told reporters Feb. 11. The U.S. House of Representatives last week completed action on legislation...

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