The Arkansas Educational Television Network will turn off the KETZ Channel 12/El Dorado transmitter in Huttig on Thursday, Feb. 5. The shutdown is necessary for final preparations for the digital transition, and KETZ will be available again on Feb. 18, 2009, following the nations conversion to DTV.
Areas unable to receive AETN during the transition period should return to normal on Feb. 18. Viewers throughout the state who rely on an antenna or rabbit ears for over-the-air reception are encouraged to perform channel searches on their digital televisions or converter boxes on Feb. 18 to be sure they are receiving all available digital channels after changes in channel numbers and broadcast power that may have occurred.
For more information and updates about the shutdown and DTV transition, visit www.aetn.org/dtv.