04/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/13/2017 13:45
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the announcement by the FCC of the results of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction, the following statement may be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith
'NAB congratulates the Commission and its staff on bringing the TV auction to a successful conclusion. While today marks a major milestone, the work is far from over. Now the FCC and the broadcast industry face the unprecedented task of moving almost a thousand TV stations -- far more than originally anticipated -- to new channels in very tight time frames.
'NAB also remains concerned about the impact of the auction on hundreds of radio stations co-located on television towers. We look forward to working with the FCC and Congress to develop a balanced approach to repacking that is fair to all stakeholders, most importantly our tens of millions of TV viewers and radio listeners.'
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