WASHINGTON – October 17, 2018 – America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today:
“America’s Public Television Stations welcome the commitment of Fox and NBC television stations to rapidly deploy the new ATSC 3 broadcast standard in the markets they serve. Public television’s 170 licensees operating 350 stations reaching more than 97 percent of the American people are fully committed to adopting this Next Gen broadcast standard as quickly as possible, and we are pleased to see Fox and NBC join us, along with the station groups represented by Pearl TV and SpectrumCo, in seizing this historic opportunity to reinvent television and greatly enhance our ability to serve the public.”
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people. For more information, visit www.apts.org.