WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Sen. Cantwell's remarks at today's hearing and letter urging the FCC to refresh the record on vMVPDs, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
“NAB is grateful to Chair Cantwell for her continued leadership to preserve and strengthen broadcasters’ valuable local journalism and public service in a shifting media landscape. As every consumer recognizes, streaming platforms have drastically changed their ability to access local broadcast content. We echo Chair Cantwell’s call for the FCC to update its vMVPD proceeding to examine this issue, and look forward to working closely with the Commission and lawmakers to inform their deliberations.”
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