Baldwin introduces Go Pack bill
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin this summer introduced the Go Pack Go Act, seeking to guarantee that Wisconsin fans — no matter where they live in the state — can watch Packers game broadcasts.
“I’m … thinking about the Wisconsinites who turn on their TV on game day but are forced to watch the Vikings,” Baldwin said. “That’s why I introduced the Go Pack Go Act, to make sure all Wisconsinites — in every corner of our state and in every media market — can watch our Packers take the field.”
Currently, fans in 13 Wisconsin counties are assigned to out-of-state TV markets — in Minnesota or Michigan — which means they get Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions games, not Packers games, when those teams are playing at the same time. Nearly 400,000 people live in the counties assigned to out-of-state markets.
Baldwin’s bill would require cable, satellite and other services to provide Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from stations in a Wisconsin media market.