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Committee Leaders Welcome Agreement Ensuring Access to Public Television

Feb 24, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today welcomed the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s announcement that a deal has been reached with the Association of Public Television Stations and PBS to ensure carriage of public television stations on the nation’s cable systems.

“Public television provides unique programming for children and communities across the country. In an evolving marketplace, it is important that families continue to have access to these stations, and this agreement ensures just that,” said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA).

The leaders continued, “By reaching this agreement, cable companies are putting the needs of their consumers first as they provide public television programming to millions of American homes. We welcome this collaboration and look forward to many more years of America’s media companies working together to serve their consumers in this dynamic marketplace.”