Washington (December 15, 2020) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Congressmen Bill Keating (MA-09) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04) today praised the agreement between Comcast Corporation and Hearst Television to keep continue airing WCVB, the Boston ABC affiliate owned by Hearst, in Bristol County. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts lawmakers sent a letter expressing concerns about reports that starting on December 22, 2020 Comcast subscribers in Bristol County would no longer be able to view WCVB.
“Massachusetts residents rely on in-state news every day, and as viewers across the Commonwealth continue to navigate the ongoing public health and economic crises, they need up-to-date information that is relevant to their families,” said the Massachusetts lawmakers. “We applaud Comcast and Hearst for heeding our call, reaching this agreement, and doing the right thing on behalf of their customers in Massachusetts.”