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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC Approval of NPRM on Next Gen TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC approving a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a new broadcast television transmission standard, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB commends the FCC and Chairman Pai for taking the first step towards approving the voluntary adoption of Next Gen TV. This innovative broadcast transmission standard offers free and local TV viewers the promise of higher-quality pictures and sound, mobile viewership, datacasting and lifesaving interactive emergency information. With support from television manufacturers, public TV stations and the public safety community, NAB looks forward to Next Gen TV’s giant leap into broadcasting’s bright future."

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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.