E&C Committee Misses Opportunity to Make Real Reforms in STELAR Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Television Alliance (ATVA) released the following statement in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s failure to address retransmission consent reform as part of STELAR reauthorization. 

“ATVA is disappointed the Committee didn’t take the opportunity to reform a broken system for all consumers that is causing record TV blackouts and skyrocketing retrans fees,” said Trent Duffy, ATVA Spokesman.  “We appreciate Representatives Scalise and Eshoo for their strong leadership and commitment to modernizing laws to reflect today’s competitive video market and put the interests of consumers first.”

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The American Television Alliance (ATVA) brings together an unprecedented coalition of consumer groups, cable, satellite, telephone companies, and independent programmers to raise awareness about the risk TV viewers face as broadcasters increasingly threaten service disruptions that would deny viewers access to the programs they and their families enjoy.


For more information about ATVA, visit our website. Follow us on Twitter @ATVAlliance.

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