An anonymous reader tips news that the US Senate has passed another bill to delay the transition to digital TV
. This is the second such bill to pass the Senate
; the first was narrowly defeated in the House
. The new version has an important difference — it would allow the transition to take place gradually over the four-month period between the original transition date (February 17th) and the extended date (June 12th). TV stations around the country could choose when they wanted to make the change, allowing those who have already begun plans to stop analog transmission to continue their shut-down operations.