See who’s fighting for you

Broadcasters are abusing outdated rules to boost their bottom lines and continue to threaten viewers with blackouts. The American Television Alliance (ATVA) brings together an unprecedented coalition of consumer groups, cable, satellite, telephone companies and independent programmers to raise awareness about why this is happening and what can be done to stop it.

The ATVA’s mission is a simple one: to give consumers a voice and ask lawmakers to protect consumers by reforming outdated rules that do not reflect today’s marketplace. We are united in our determination to ensure the best viewing experience at an affordable price and to end the public threats of blackouts that are intended to scare and confuse viewers.

ATVA Alliance Partners

The Africa Channel
Altice USA
American Cable Association
American Public Power Association (APPA)
Charter Communications
Discovery Communications
DISH Network
Eastern Rural Telecom Association
Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
Mediacom Communications
Midcontinent Communications
New America Foundation
NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
Outdoor Channel
Parents Television Council
Retirement Living TV
Rural Independent Competitive Alliance
Starz Entertainment
Wave Broadband and Astound Broadband
WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband

Executive Director – Mike Chappell

Mr. Chappell is a Partner at Fierce Government Relations which represents a wide range of Fortune 100 companies.  Mike and his firm have been involved with ATVA since its inception; he is a former Congressional staffer and veteran of the RNC and various campaigns.