Senators Concerned About Local Signals

Elizabeth Warren has joined Edward Markey, her fellow U.S. senator from Massachusetts, in calling on Comcast for proof that the company’s new NBC O&O in Boston will cover the entire market.

In a Thursday Twitter post, Warren wrote, “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.”

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ATBA Editorial: Part of the story includes using LPTV’s WNEU (Channel 60) in Merrimack, N.H., and WBTS, a low-power station in Needham to provide replacement coverage for NBC Boston. With the auction and repack, I’m sure these Senators may have further issues with disappearing local station coverage.

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