With the merger finalized, four of MSTV’s five employees have joined NAB, including Victor Tawil and Bruce Franca.
As TVNewsCheck reported on Monday, the board of directors of the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) voted unanimously today to approve merging MSTV with the National Association of Broadcasters. NAB’s Television Board had previously voted in favor of the merger proposal. MSTV said the legacy of MSTV’s 54 years of TV spectrum protection and technology policy advocacy will be continued under the consolidated leadership of NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith. This action also complements the NAB board’s moves to elevate the focus on technology issues within the organization.
The National Association of Broadcasters and the Association of Maximum Service Television asked a federal appeals court on Monday to hold off on ruling on their appeal of the FCC’s white spaces decision until the commission finishes hearing more challenges to those rules.