New broadcasting consumer coalition launched, a new coalition of local broadcasters, community advocates, network television affiliate associations, multicast networks, manufacturers and other independent broadcaster-related organizations, has been launched, to help protect consumer interests, ensure emergency and weather related programming access, promote the value of broadcast-TV programming, and preserve a fair and free video marketplace.

“ will tell the truth about the state of the video marketplace and call out the Pay-TV industry’s inside-the-beltway gamesmanship designed solely to increase their record profits,” says Robert C. Kenny, director of public affairs for “On behalf of consumers, we will publicly engage policymakers, lawmakers and advocacy groups to protect TV viewers from manufactured blackouts by Pay-TV providers and extra fees on their monthly bills.” supports market-driven solutions and policies that create more choices and increased accessibility for consumers’ favorite TV programming. It is also calling for modernizing the nation’s communications laws to reflect the convergence of video services in the marketplace, while enabling innovation to continue to flourish.



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