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Coalition Files FCC Petition for Voluntary Use of New Broadcast TV Transmission Standard
On April 13, 2016, a broad coalition of consumer technology companies, commercial and public television stations and public safety advocates today filed a joint petition with the Federal...
Celebrate National Volunteer Week
National Friends of Public Broadcasting, along with America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS and Protect My Public Media, will recognize...
APTS Presents Champion of Public Broadcasting Award To Pennsylvania Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
APTS today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA).
APTS Presents 2016 National Advocacy Award To Jamie Waste, Executive Director, Alaska Public Broadcasting
APTS today presented the 2016 National Advocacy Award to Jamie Waste, Executive Director, Alaska Public Broadcasting, for his exceptional efforts in furthering public television's...
APTS Presents 2016 National Advocacy Award To Ronnie Agnew, Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
APTS today presented the 2016 National Advocacy Award to Ronnie Agnew, Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, for his exceptional efforts in furthering public television's...
APTS Presents Champion of Public Broadcasting Award To Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
APTS today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
APTS Presents Champion of Public Broadcasting Award To Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole
APTS today presented its Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK).
America's Public Television Stations Commit in Principle to Participate in FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Network
APTS announced that its member stations have committed in principle to an allocation of 1 Mbps of their public television spectrum to participate in the FirstNet nationwide public safety network.
The Association of Public Television Stations Changes Its Name To America's Public Television Stations
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) announced that it has a new name -- America's Public Television Stations -- effective immediately.
Association of Public Television Stations Presents 2016 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to National Friends of Public Broadcasting
APTS Presents 2016 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to National Friends of Public Broadcasting

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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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