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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2007


PTC President Tells NAB to Support Cable Choice for Consumers

Bundling Scheme Creates Un-Level Playing Field for Broadcasters

 

LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2007) – On Sunday, Parents Television Council™ President Tim Winter called on members of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to support Cable Choice, which would allow cable and satellite subscribers the ability to select and pay for only the cable networks they want.

 

“While consumers – and especially families – are the primary victims of the cable cartel by being forced to pay for content that is unwanted, offensive and even harmful, it is you, the broadcaster, who suffers the greatest commercial harm.  The corporate conglomerate broadcast networks with which you are affiliated are using the programming they provide to you as a lever to gain carriage for their many cable properties.  They are building your competition on your backs.  The bundling scheme creates an un-level playing field for you, and I call on each of you to join the growing chorus in opposition to this inherently unfair practice,” Winter said.

 

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The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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