Senate hearing once again shows an outdated video regime

WASHINGTON D.C.  May 14, 2013 — The American Television Alliance (ATVA) thanks Members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee for investigating the current state of video. It’s clear that our antiquated video regulation system no longer works in the current video marketplace.   Today’s comments and questions at the “State of Video” hearing – including those specifically about retransmission consent – demonstrate that the marketplace is vastly different than when the rules were written.  Consumers are far too often the victims of these outdated rules and it’s time for Congress to act.

ATVA encourages the Committee to continue to work to reform our video rules. Consumers deserve video rules written in this century.

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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 viewers face as broadcasters increasingly threaten service disruptions that would deny viewers access to the programs they and their families enjoy.