ATVA Applauds Scalise and Eshoo for Introduction of Modern Television Act of 2021

Legislation Will Bring Nation’s Video Laws into 21st Century

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Television Alliance (ATVA) today applauded Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) for the reintroduction of the Modern Television Act.

“We applaud Representatives Scalise and Eshoo for their bipartisan leadership and commitment to modernizing the nation’s video laws,” said ATVA spokesperson Jessica Kendust. “The Modern Television Act of 2021 will bring badly outdated video laws into the 21st century and correct dysfunction in the marketplace that artificially inflates prices for consumers and causes service disruptions.”

“After broadcasters set records for retransmission blackouts during a public health crisis over the last year, it is more urgent than ever this legislation be advanced,” Kendust continued. “We commend Representatives Eshoo and Scalise for their foresight and understanding that now is the time to update this nearly 30-year-old system for the benefit of American television consumers.”

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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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