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]
Many in our communities rely on free broadcast TV. I share @SenMarkey’s concerns about NBC signal loss in MA & call on @comcast for answers. https://t.co/H834Gpfewy
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 8, 2016