Washington, D.C. April 22, 2014– Following today’s oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court on American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, the American Television Alliance issued the following statement:
Today, broadcasters continued their ongoing fight against television innovation and video reform. They’re committed to an antiquated system that delivers massive profits, including $25 billion from pay-TV customers over the next five years. Until Congress creates video rules that reflect the 21st Century, viewers will suffer blackouts and ever-higher fees. Cases like Aereo will arise as long as broadcasters obstruct the future.