Dr. David K. Rehr’s New Book “From Analog to Digital Television: The Greatest Public Relations Initiative in TV’s History” is a Look at the Move to Modern Broadcasting

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Recent release “From Analog to Digital Television: The Greatest Public Relations Initiative in TV’s History” from Page Publishing author Dr. David K. Rehr is a behind-the-scenes view of the thought processes, politics, and struggles to successfully enact the greatest transformation of television technology since the advent of color television in the 1950s.

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Dr. David K. Rehr, the former president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) currently serving as Professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, has completed his book “From Analog to Digital Television: The Greatest Public Relations Initiative in TV’s History”: a fascinating insider’s perspective on the groundbreaking transition to twenty-first century broadcast technology.

Dr. Rehr shares, “It was the largest and most important marketing campaign in the history of television—moving over thirty-four million American households from analog to digital over-the-air antenna television. Success meant seventy million televisions would continue to receive news, entertainment, and local events. Failure to succeed was unthinkable.

This is the story of how the digital television transition (DTV) took place. It details how the campaign was initiated, the research-based strategy, the various interest groups engaged in educating their communities on how to transition so they would have continued access to television, and the behind-the-scenes tensions between the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), media companies, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the US Congress. The DTV campaign provides you with a detailed understanding of various communication tools and key insights into educating citizens on changing television technology in their homes, businesses, or anywhere a TV set could be turned on. The transition impacted all TV distribution channels, including cable, satellite, and over-the-air antenna television. The media companies involved in each distribution path had their own economic incentives to succeed, while also vying to improve their business at the expense of competitors.

The transition extended through two presidential administrations, so you will read firsthand how politics, intrigue, and partisanship impacted this once in a lifetime technological change for America. Some of it is not pretty.

This is a must-read for communicators, public relations experts, and those studying how to organize and execute a multipronged communications campaign with a strict deadline and immense consequence if not successful. You will learn specific lessons that will enable you to be more successful in your advocacy, communication, and public relation efforts.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dr. David K. Rehr’s book is an invaluable resource for those seeking successful public affairs, marketing or public education initiatives. I hope you find it helpful and that it offers insight on how to think about successful public affairs endeavors.

Readers who wish to experience this enthralling work can purchase “From Analog to Digital Television: The Greatest Public Relations Initiative in TV’s History” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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