Charter Communications Statement Regarding the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) Proposal
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today released the following statement in response to the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) proposal.
"We commend Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune for their STAVRA proposal, including the 'Local Choice' provision. The current retransmission consent regime is broken, and the Senators' legislative proposal offers a clear and simple fix. Stopping broadcast blackouts and increasing consumer control is a logical path forward. The STAVRA legislation in general, and 'Local Choice' in particular, will update the law in a thoughtful way by promoting competition and keeping consumers from being harmed during business negotiations."
About Charter Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.