ATVA Statement on ABC v. Aereo

In response to the Supreme Court ruling on ABC v. Aereo, the American Television Alliance released the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling means that retransmission consent reform is needed now more than ever.  The decision is a reminder that broadcasters are interested in only one thing – protecting their government-sanctioned monopolies.  The broadcasters’ business model, which places blackouts ahead of consumers, is devoid of competition or incentive to innovate.  We encourage Congress to take advantage of the opportunity that the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) provides to update our video rules to the 21st Century, starting with retransmission consent.”

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