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APTS COMMENDS FCC CHAIRMAN PAI ON NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TO...

APTS Commends FCC Chairman Pai on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking To Implement The New ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 23, 2017 - Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America's Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement today:

“America’s Public Television Stations are delighted that the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.

“We believe the new standard holds tremendous promise for enhancing the public service missions of public television – education, public safety and civic leadership – in addition to dramatically improving the viewing experience of our audience and providing critical mobile capability to first responders and the public as a whole.

“We commend Chairman Pai for making this proceeding a priority for the FCC, and we look forward to working with the Commissioners and staff to complete this process as quickly as possible and begin writing an exciting new chapter in the history of broadcasting.”

About APTS
America's Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system that provides essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people. For more information, visit www.apts.org.

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