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Broadcasters are abusing outdated rules to boost their bottom lines and continue to threaten viewers with blackouts.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The ATVA’s mission is a simple one: to give consumers a voice and ask lawmakers to protect consumers by reforming outdated rules that do not reflect today’s marketplace.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
American Cable Association
American Public Power Association (APPA)
Eastern Rural Telecom Association
Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
New America Foundation
NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
Parents Television Council
Retirement Living TV
Rural Independent Competitive Alliance
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.