Washington, D.C. February 3, 2014– In response to the announcement by broadcasters today that they are launching a new group, the American Television Alliance (ATVA) released the following statement:

“We suppose it is good news that several years after TV viewers, consumer groups and others got together to call for retransmission consent reform, it finally occurred to broadcasters to express concern about consumers.  But it is too little, too late.  Everyone already knows that their blackouts and old rules from the 90s have got to go.”