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ACA Statement On Need For Government Probe Of Local TV Price Fixing

PITTSBURGH, June 4, 2010  -- "The broadcasters'responses to the FCC Petition for Rulemaking on retransmission consent reform areas predictable as they are unpersuasive. They have not filed any credibleevidence rebutting the concerns of ACA and its members about broadcastercollusion in the retransmission consent market. This dialogue makes clear thatthe FCC needs to conduct a serious investigation into the impact of sharingagreements, duopolies, and joint negotiations on pay television providers andtheir customers, and where better to do so than in a retransmission consentrulemaking and as part of the 2010 quadrennial review of the media ownershiprules."

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Based inPittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representingnearly 900 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who providebroadband services for more than 7 million cable subscribers primarily locatedin rural and smaller suburban markets across America.  Through activeparticipation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C.,ACA's members work together to advance the interests of their customers andensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business.  Formore information, visit http://www.americancable.org/


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