WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to an FCC Public Notice on broadcaster Joint Sales Arrangements, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton:
"NAB will carefully review this Public Notice, but on first blush it raises very serious procedural and substantive concerns. We would also note that in a world of massive consolidation by pay TV behemoths, the FCC seems unduly focused on sharing arrangements by two TV stations offering programming FOR FREE in markets like Topeka and Tupelo. We appreciate the strong statements from both Commissioners Pai and O’Rielly and will continue to make the case that broadcaster sharing arrangements are in the public interest."
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