MAB Will No Longer Provide Uplink, Closed Captioning for COVID-19 Press Conferences
The MAB has been proud to partner with WLNS-TV (Lansing) in to provide the live coverage of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 press conferences to our broadcasters across the state for the past year. To be able to help you bring important and vital information to the residents of our great state has been a job we have taken very seriously.
Since the pandemic began here in Michigan in March 2020, the MAB has provided the finances for satellite windows for more than 65 press conferences, as well as covering the cost of the live closed captioning, to help relieve the financial burden so many of our stations have experienced over that time.
Now that vaccines are becoming more readily available, the MAB has made the decision to no longer provide the satellite windows and live closed caption feeds. Today’s 9:15 a.m. press conference was the final press conference in which those services were provided with the support of the MAB. Of course, if there is important information the Governor needs to get quickly to the citizens of our state, the MAB will help in any way.
To obtain the live press conferences, you can always find it on Governor Whitmer’s YouTube page: