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Message to Our Members The beginning of a New Year signals the start of one of NET’s most important commitments to our citizenry – gavel-togavel coverage of the Nebraska Legislature on our NET World channel. We are poised to deliver comprehensive coverage not only on television, but also on radio, online and through your mobile devices.

undertaking. Steady and reliable state support helps ensure you receive the best possible service from NET.

Another important source of funding Mark Leonard With 17 new senators, some new leadership for NET is you – our and a predicted revenue shortfall, the generous members who provide a loyal legislature is tasked with crafting a new and growing source of revenue for state budget. NET will connect you with program production and acquisition. Last what’s happening in your state government summer, our “On the Road with NET” trips as you follow debate on the floor, at public took us to 10 communities from Scottsbluff hearings and in courtrooms. to Omaha. We enjoyed hearing what YOUR public broadcasting network means to you, NET begins 2017 on solid financial footing, and look forward to connecting with more positioned to continue our tradition of highof you next year. quality service to each of our more than 24,000 members. In the coming years, providing you with more ways to watch and listen to NET is Contributions from the University continue paramount, but sometimes newer isn’t to be a critical part of our work. A statewide always better. network of four campuses positions the University to serve all Nebraskans, much For more than 60 years, you’ve been able like NET’s network of transmitters delivers to watch NET with a simple over-the-air our signals to you. This partnership antenna, and today our first channel, plus strengthens both NET and the University two others (NET World and NET Create), are of Nebraska by showcasing the work of available exactly the same way. students, faculty and student athletes for In fact, many viewers have recently viewers and listeners across the state. discovered that NET’s over-the-air signal If you watched the investiture ceremony quality is superior to cable or satellite of University of Nebraska President Hank reception. We will be adding additional Bounds last April on NET World, you know resource materials to our website in the he envisions great things for the system, coming year for those who are looking for and NET looks forward to being part of that free, over-the-air reception of our three success. program channels – two of which are broadcast in high definition. The State of Nebraska demonstrated its continued commitment to NET’s Best Wishes for 2017! infrastructure last June, supporting our efforts to replace a fallen antenna on the KTNE/Alliance tower and restore full power service to the Panhandle. Maintaining Mark Leonard a network of 9 television and 8 radio NET General Manager & CEO transmitters across the state is no small

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