WASHINGTON – Broadcasters along the U.S.-Mexico border fear they will be at a competitive disadvantage when the U.S. switches to digital television in 2009 because residents can still pick up Mexican stations on old TV sets. On Feb. 18, 2009, tens of millions of televisions that are not equipped to receive digital signals will no longer be able to receive programming. People in the U.S. with old televisions will have to buy converter boxes or subscribe to cable or a satellite service to get programming. But along the U.S.-Mexico border, Americans with old sets still can get free Mexican stations, and U.S. broadcasters fear they will choose not to convert to digital sets, costing them viewers. “The U.S. is cutting off all analog broadcasting. Mexico is not,” said Barry Friedman, a lobbyist who represents the Spanish-language broadcasters in south and west Texas. “Mexico will continue to transmit an analog signal receivable by everyone who hasn’t got rid of their old analog set. That will provide a competitive advantage to the Mexican stations.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLike their Mexican counterparts, U.S. Spanish-language stations offer news in Spanish that usually includes more coverage of Spanish-speaking countries than regular stations. They also offer Spanish-language soap operas known as telenovelas, soccer games and comedies. Nielsen said Hispanic viewers in the U.S. have risen from 22.2 million in 1992-1993 to 38.9million in 2005-2006.
He said: “What he does is, he presses high up on the opposition defence and when they do break, he’s the first line of defence as well – he’s the one that tracks back.“Look how many times Raheem Sterling has come deep to collect the ball, it’s almost like he’s a defensive midfielder!“When we used to talk about Wayne Rooney; ‘oh he’s coming too deep!’“Raheem Sterling is so fit, he’s so quick and he’s so versatile in his movement, he has come back so many times to collect the ball.“He’s dangerous, not just going through the middle, but going on the left side, on the right side and through the centre.“Whether it’s running over the top for the ball that goes over, how many times did he get in behind [Andreas] Granqvist?“When he’s got the ball, the opposition absolutely brick it, but look at the work rate!”In 42 appearances for the Three Lions, Sterling has just scored twice since making his debut in 2012.However, under the tutelage of Gareth Southgate, he has developed into a vital part of a well-oiled machine – working tirelessly for his teammates and exploiting areas of space as and when they appear. Alongside Jesse Lingard, Sterling’s energy and verve in behind skipper Harry Kane have yet to rewarded with a goal.But, according to Goughie, that is all the youngster would need to get the doubters off his back.“Him and Lingard, I think, have been outstanding both of them and I don’t think they’re getting the credit they actually deserve,” he added.“Out of the three, and this is not having a go art Dele because it was an important goal he scored the other day, but Dele’s probably been the worst player out of those three. 4 Sterling made his England debut back in 2012 against Sweden, the side he helped knock out of the World Cup on Saturday 4 Southgate’s young and vibrant team are hungry and desperate to make amends for years of hurt. Darren Gough has leapt to the defence of under-fire England star Raheem Sterling.The Three Lions will face Croatia on Wednesday night in the World Cup semi-final, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT from 7pm. Raheem Sterling has struggled to find the net for England “No, he’s taken no criticism, but Sterling has taken it all and that’s purely because he’s not scored a goal.“All he needs is a goal, one goal would change it.“Can you imagine if Sterling doesn’t score in the semi, but England win and he pops in a hat trick in the World Cup Final.“Guess what? Sterling knighthood, it’s happened before!”Check out the video from talkSPORT’s official Twitter page below! The Manchester City forward has come under intense scrutiny after failing to find the back of the net for his side in Russia.After scoring 18 goals last season en route to the Premier League title, much was expected of the 23-year-old.His failure to score has led to Vinnie Jones claiming the forward would be playing for Exeter City ‘if he did not have pace’.However Gough, who is in Russia as part of talkSPORT’s extensive World Cup coverage, believes the starlet is working selflessly for his team. 4 England will play their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 where they will face Croatia 4 “The opposition absolutely brick it when he’s got the ball!” 😱Darren Gough defends Raheem Sterling amid criticism over his lack of #WorldCup goals. 📻 @talkSPORTDrive | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/aLPN1BGjvY— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 9, 2018