In response to CBS’s blocking of ATVA’s advertisements on its radio stations, Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to CBS CEO Les Moonves today asking for further explanation of CBS’s actions. You can read the letter here.
We cannot thank Sens. Fischer and Blumenthal enough for their efforts to investigate this matter further. CBS has the right to disagree with us on the issue of retransmission consent, but by blocking our advertisements, they are stifling the debate and doing a tremendous disservice to the public.
Americans deserve video rules written in the 21st Century, and broadcasters will apparently stop at nothing to prevent that from happening.