Senators Markey and Warren, and Rep. Neal Urge Charter to Keep Broadcasting WCVB in the Berkshires

 

Washington (May 14, 2018) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Congressman Richard Neal (MA-01) sent letters today to Charter Communications and Hearst Television expressing concerns about the ongoing business dispute between the two parties. Media is reporting that Charter Cable will no longer carry WCVB in its channel line-up starting in June, impacting 16 communities and thousands of Charter Cable subscribers in the Berkshires. This latest announcement comes in the wake of the removal of WWLP-Springfield from Charter broadcasts in the Berkshires in April 2017.

 

“Without these stations, Berkshire residents lose access to Massachusetts-specific information that matters to them, including Boston sports and news from their state capital, which is not reported on by an Albany station in New York,” write the lawmakers.

 

A copy of the letter can be found HERE. Full text of the letter can be found below.

 

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