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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2009
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Ann Marie Cumming
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NAB Applauds Mobile DTV Milestone

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Broadcasters today applauded the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) on their approval of a mobile digital television standard.

Commenting on the ATSC announcement, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton issued the following statement:

"NAB congratulates the ATSC on final adoption of the mobile DTV standard. With today's historic announcement, we look forward to the continuing parallel efforts of the Open Mobile Video Coalition to develop industry consensus on bringing these pro-consumer local TV services to market. We strongly believe that all Americans will benefit from the advanced capabilities of mobile DTV and broadcasters' innovative use of over-the-air spectrum."

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 www.nab.org.

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