Thanks to increased competition, viewers today have more choices than ever before. But important rules governing local broadcast signals have become outdated — and blackout threats by broadcasters are now all too common.
To give viewers a voice in Washington, the American Television Alliance brings together consumer groups, cable, satellite, telephone companies and independent programmers in a new and unprecedented coalition. Our mission is a simple one: to protect consumers in today’s changing TV environment.
House Hearing Today Illustrates Need to Address Retrans ASAP Washington D.C. June 12, 2013 – The American Television Alliance (ATVA) thanks the members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee for their thoughtful examination of video rules – including retransmission … Continue reading
Broadcasters continue to defend outdated retrans regime Washington D.C. May 30, 2013 – The National Association of Broadcasters continues to pretend there isn’t a problem with the current retransmission consent regime. On Wednesday they filed more comments with the FCC, … Continue reading
Senate hearing once again shows an outdated video regime WASHINGTON D.C. May 14, 2013 — The American Television Alliance (ATVA) thanks Members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee for investigating the current state of video. It’s clear that … Continue reading
Commerce Chair Asks GAO to investigate whether JSAs, SSAs Lead to Blackouts, Higher Costs WASHINGTON D.C. May 14, 2013 — The American Television Alliance (ATVA) applauds Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, for asking the U.S. … Continue reading
ATVA supports open discussion of antiquated video rules Washington D.C. May 9, 2013 – The American Television Alliance (ATVA) applauds Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for recognizing the real and growing problem of outdated video regulations and for offering a creative … Continue reading
Senators, FCC Commissioners Weigh in on Video Rules Changes WASHINGTON D.C. March 13, 2013 — During Tuesday’s FCC oversight hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, several policymakers called for updating the rules and regulations governing video services in light of … Continue reading
Senate Commerce Committee Members Address Old Rules during FCC Oversight Hearing WASHINGTON D.C. March 12, 2013 — A growing number of leaders in Congress have again expressed concerns about the outdated laws governing the video marketplace, including the 1992 Cable … Continue reading