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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2011
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC Implementation of Video Description Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the FCC's implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, NAB Manager, Media Relations Zamir Ahmed issued the following statement:

"NAB applauds the leadership of Chairman Genachowski in implementing the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. We appreciate the efforts of the Chairman, his fellow Commissioners and the FCC staff to craft rules that work for all the interested parties. Broadcasters are committed to meeting the programming needs of all members of their local communities. We look forward to working with the agency on a practical approach that ensures this service to the visually impaired community is realized on a timely and reasonable basis."

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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