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0923, 19 Jul 18

Go Pack Go Act

It must be an election year. Senator Baldwin has shaken off her characteristic lethargy to address this terribly important issue with a mandate from the federal government on media providers. Because… you know… the fact that some Wisconsinites are inconvenienced when they try to watch the Packers requires a federal regulation /sarcasm.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced the Go Pack Go Act to make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts.

Currently, Green Bay Packers fans in 13 Wisconsin counties are assigned to an out-of-state local TV market, in either Minnesota or Michigan, which means these Wisconsin households get Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions games, not Packers games, when those teams are playing at the same time.

“Every Packers fan across our state should be able to watch Packers games,” said Senator Baldwin. “My Go Pack Go Act would give Packers fans in every Wisconsin county the opportunity to watch Packers games and cheer on our beloved green and gold.”


Senator Baldwin’s Go Pack Go Act would require cable, satellite and other video providers to provide their Wisconsin subscribers with access to programming from the broadcast television stations in a Wisconsin media market.


0923, 19 July 2018


  1. jjf

    Quite similar to the Packers argument made for ending city-by-city franchising agreements for cable in 2007, when Republicans and a few Democrats (well, Plale) teamed up with ATT to increase competition.

    Did your cable rates drop?  Did you get more options for watching the Packers?  Better service from your TV/Internet provider?

  2. Owen

    I haven’t had cable in years. Who still does?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    This is hilarious!

    You would figure she would hate football now that NFL is making all those anti-America lefties stand for anthem.

    Her lefty base has got to be upset.

  4. Merlin

    Anything in her proposed legislation offering all Wisconsinites free live Packer streaming on a free TammiPad Pro? Go big!

  5. jjf

    Cable subscriptions reached a peak in 2013 at 103 million; in 2007 it was 96.8, last year was 92.1.

    Based on the municipal franchise fee revenue numbers I’ve seen in a few small Wisconsin cities, overall revenue isn’t down in the last decade because of growth, meaning there were just as many cord-cutters as new homes.

  6. Merlin

    Anybody tried streaming YouTube TV?

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