Sen. Elizabeth Warren Adds Voice to Concerns Over NBC Boston OTA Signal

By Kevin Eck 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined Senator Ed Markey in questioning how much of the Boston market will be able to watch new NBC-owned station WBTS over the air when it officially launches on January 1, 2017.

Markey recently wrote a letter to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts asking for details about how over the air coverage for NBC’s newest owned station compares to the soon-to-be former NBC affiliate WHDH.

“Many in our communities rely on free broadcast TV,” Warren wrote in a tweet. “I share @SenMarkey’s concerns about NBC signal loss in MA & call on @comcast for answers.”

“I am concerned that when NBC launches its network-owned station in January, some communities in Massachusetts and throughout New England may lose reliable access to free, over-the-air NBC content,” said Markey in his letter. “Seniors, low-income residents, and anyone who has recently ended their pay-TV subscription may be particularly impacted if there is a reduction in coverage.”

[Broadcasting & Cable]