Broadcaster Violated Good Faith Negotiation Obligations

 Washington, D.C. – The American Television Alliance (ATVA) responded today to the Federal Communications Commission’s enforcement action against the Sinclair Broadcast Group.  The broadcaster agreed to pay $9,495,000 to settle multiple allegations and complaints that it violated its good faith negotiation obligations by engaging in prohibited joint negotiations. 

ATVA national spokesman Trent Duffy commented on the FCC’s enforcement action against Sinclair:    

“The American Television Alliance applauds today’s enforcement action by the FCC.  Today’s action sends a strong message of deterrence to the broadcast industry that rule breaking and bad faith will not be tolerated.”

 The American Television Alliance (ATVA) brings together an unprecedented coalition of consumer groups, cable, satellite, telephone companies, and independent programmers to raise awareness about the risk TV viewers face as broadcasters increasingly threaten service disruptions that would deny viewers access to the programs they and their families enjoy.

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