When Will Congress or the FCC Stop Broadcaster Abuse of Viewers?

Washington, D.C.  April 5, 2012 – The Tribune blackout of 19 markets puts broadcasters on course to shatter last year’s record of nearly 40 cities hits by retrans blackouts.  Millions of viewers in nine of the top ten TV markets have already felt the pain and there is no end in sight.  This dispute set a new low, with Wall Street bankers and hedge funds needlessly abusing viewers for their own gain.  Until Congress or the FCC reform the rules, the bullying will continue and consumers will continue to lose.