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March 2, 2011
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MSTV Board Votes to Pursue Merger Discussions with NAB

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Board of Directors of the Association for Maximum Service Television , Inc. (MSTV) voted unanimously today to approve merging MSTV with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). NAB's Television Board had previously voted in favor of the merger proposal.

As a result of the merger, the legacy of MSTV's 54 years of excellence in broadcast spectrum protection and technology policy advocacy will be continued under the consolidated leadership of NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. This action also complements the NAB Board's strategic direction to elevate technology issues within the organization, with the goal of ensuring a bright future for broadcasting in an increasingly technological and complex digital media world.

About MSTV

The Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc., is the recognized industry leader in broadcasting technology and spectrum policy issues. Formed in 1956, MSTV has endeavored to ensure that the American public receive the highest quality, interference free, over-the-air local television signals. Learn more at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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