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October 12, 2017
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NAB Statement on Comments by Commissioner Rosenworcel on Next Gen TV

WASHINGTON-- In response to comments by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel regarding the Next Gen TV broadcast transmission standard, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“Unfortunately, Commissioner Rosenworcel misunderstands the goals and asks of broadcasters. We simply want to compete on equal footing with national wireless and pay TV providers who routinely upgrade services in the telecom ecosystem.

“NextGen TV will allow local TV stations – including our public TV brethren – the ability to offer ultra HDTV programming, emergency alerts that save lives, and live TV on mobile devices. This will be a free and local programming innovation that the FCC routinely supports, and that tens of millions of consumers will enjoy.”

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