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COMMENTS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS AND THE...

Comments of the Association of Public Television Stations and the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives, May 11, 2015

The Association of Public Television Stations (“APTS”) and the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives (“OSBE”) submit these comments responsive to the Public Notice in MB Docket No. 15-43 titled Media Bureau Seeks Comment for Report Required by the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (released February 25, 2015) (“Public Notice).

These comments note the considerable extent to which public television viewers that are DBS subscribers in local markets in states throughout the country are not able to view the signals of their in-state public television networks, and are thus deprived of high quality local and state-wide educational and informational programming and emergency communications. The continuing inability of DBS subscribers to receive their in-state public television network signals disserves the public interest.

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