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Funding for Translator Repacking
An APTS, PBS and T-Mobile initiative will preserve access to public television for millions of Americans.
Meet with SPOCs and Promote Public Television's Role in Public Safety
Resources are available to ensure successful and informative meetings with your SPOC.
President's Budget Proposes Elimination of Public Media Finding
Together, we can overcome this federal funding threat.
Congress Passes FY 2017 Appropriations Bill
Full funding for public media is included in the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Public Media Funding Included in FY 2017 Appropriations Bill
CPB Advance, Interconnection and Ready To Learn all funded in Draft Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Post-Spectrum Auction Planning and Communications
On Thursday April 13, 2017, the FCC released the results of the spectrum incentive auction and repacking process.
Reported Trump Budget Cuts
A recent article reports that cuts to public media could be in President-elect Trump's draft budget.
Start Preparing for Your Summit Meetings
Check out the local leave-behind template and the sample meeting request letter.
APTS Webinar: Outlook for the New Washington
Register now and join us on December 7, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. to learn what to expect next year.
APTS and PBS Webinar on the Renewed NCTA Agreement and Carriage of the PBS KIDS Channel
On Thursday, September 15, 2016, APTS and PBS held a webinar on the renewed NCTA Agreement and carriage of the PBS KIDS channel.

Latest News

APTS Commends the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for Providing Significant Funding for Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for its bipartisan support of public broadcasting funding.
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APTS Commends the U.S. House Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee for Providing Funding for Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS-Education)...
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - June 2017

APTS and PBS Announce Initiative With T-Mobile to Preserve Access to Public Television for Millions in Rural America; Budget and Appropriations Update; Protect My Public Media Prepares for the Next Challenge; Fourth of July Recess Next Week: Engage with Members of Congress and the Public; Public Television Files Reply Comments in the FCC Next Gen Proceeding
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THE SIGNAL - May 2017

Congress Passes FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Funding Public Media; Presidential Budget Proposes Elimination of Public Broadcasting Funding; FCC Initiates Proposals That Benefit Public Broadcasting; APTS Files Joint Comments on the Implementation of ATSC 3.0
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