03/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/15/2019 11:43
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to the FCC's approval of an order authorizing the reimbursement of low-power television, TV translator and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction repack, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
'NAB appreciates the efforts of FCC staff to expeditiously implement rules to protect viewers and listeners during the repack. Under a tight timeline, the staff worked incredibly hard to reach a balanced outcome that is as fair as possible given the challenges presented by the repack. We are committed to working with the Commission to ensure that tens of millions of viewers and listeners do not lose radio and TV service as the repack continues.'
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