Washington, D.C. December 22, 2010 As the Chambers blackout of ABC for DISH Network subscribers reaches Day 7 in Oregon, there is increasing pressure to end these broadcaster bullying tactics. Blackouts have become a national problem and are at their highest level in a decade. According to Bloomberg, before Chambers put viewers in the dark, there had already been five this year, affecting 19 million viewers. The increased frequency and the impact on viewers prompted a U.S. Senate hearing last month and a Federal Communications announcement that it will begin formulating new rules to protect consumers. Additionally, a number of public interest groups signed a joint statement calling for a moratorium on blackouts last week. Chambers should read the writing on the wall, quit holding viewers hostage and in the holiday spirit, end this blackout.