Bald­win in­tro­duces Go Pack bill

Wisconsin Gazette - - Front Page -

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.

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