WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Federal Communications Commission's adoption of an order addressing ATSC 3.0, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
"NAB applauds today's FCC order, which will enable broadcast television innovation. Next Gen TV holds the potential to offer tremendous benefits for viewers. To unlock that potential, broadcasters are undergoing a complex and challenging transition. The steps the Commission has taken today – to facilitate the hosting of multicast programming and provide an end date to a rule mandating identical ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 broadcasts – will help make that transition possible. We appreciate the commissioners’ leadership and the hard work of the staff, and we look forward to continuing to work with the FCC to bring the benefits of Next Gen TV to viewers."
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