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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 Senate Appropriations Committee For Providing Significant Funding For Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for providing significant funding for public broadcasting.
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APTS Urges More Funds For Spectrum Repack

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler today urged Congress to approve an additional $400 million to help broadcasters repack their channels following the recently concluded spectrum auction.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - August 2017

Senate Provides Significant Public Broadcasting Funding This Week; APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Testifies on Repack Funds; Amendment to Cut Federal Funding to CPB Filed and Withdrawn; Grassroots Engagement Critical; Send August Recess Meetings Reports; Upcoming Deadline for Satellite Carriage Election Requests
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THE SIGNAL - July 2017

Appropriations Update; House Budget Bill Slightly Softens Public Broadcasting Reference; Leadership Council Webinar Recording Now Available; August Recess Engagement Critical; House Subcommittee On Communications And Technology Holds FCC Oversight Hearing: APTS Files Ex Parte Opposing Microsoft's White Spaces Proposal; and more.
The Signal