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Funding for Translator Repacking
An APTS, PBS and T-Mobile initiative will preserve access to public television for millions of Americans.
Meet with SPOCs and Promote Public Television's Role in Public Safety
Resources are available to ensure successful and informative meetings with your SPOC.
President's Budget Proposes Elimination of Public Media Finding
Together, we can overcome this federal funding threat.
Congress Passes FY 2017 Appropriations Bill
Full funding for public media is included in the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Public Media Funding Included in FY 2017 Appropriations Bill
CPB Advance, Interconnection and Ready To Learn all funded in Draft Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Post-Spectrum Auction Planning and Communications
On Thursday April 13, 2017, the FCC released the results of the spectrum incentive auction and repacking process.
Reported Trump Budget Cuts
A recent article reports that cuts to public media could be in President-elect Trump's draft budget.
Start Preparing for Your Summit Meetings
Check out the local leave-behind template and the sample meeting request letter.
APTS Webinar: Outlook for the New Washington
Register now and join us on December 7, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. to learn what to expect next year.
APTS and PBS Webinar on the Renewed NCTA Agreement and Carriage of the PBS KIDS Channel
On Thursday, September 15, 2016, APTS and PBS held a webinar on the renewed NCTA Agreement and carriage of the PBS KIDS channel.

Latest News

APTS Congratulates FCC Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr on their Senate Confirmations

Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of APTS, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to serve as Commissioners of the Federal...
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APTS Commends the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for Providing Significant Funding for Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for its bipartisan support of public broadcasting funding.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - July 2017

Appropriations Update; House Budget Bill Slightly Softens Public Broadcasting Reference; Leadership Council Webinar Recording Now Available; August Recess Engagement Critical; House Subcommittee On Communications And Technology Holds FCC Oversight Hearing: APTS Files Ex Parte Opposing Microsoft's White Spaces Proposal; and more.
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THE SIGNAL - June 2017

APTS and PBS Announce Initiative With T-Mobile to Preserve Access to Public Television for Millions in Rural America; Budget and Appropriations Update; Protect My Public Media Prepares for the Next Challenge; Fourth of July Recess Next Week: Engage with Members of Congress and the Public; Public Television Files Reply Comments in the FCC Next Gen Proceeding
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