TVFreedom.org is a coalition of local broadcasters, community advocates, network television affiliate associations, multicast networks, manufacturers and other independent broadcaster-related organizations. We believe that all pay-TV service providers should be held accountable for stifling innovation and repeatedly using their own customers as bargaining chips while increasing their record profits. In a fair and free market, broadcast TV programming is accessible, valued and fairly compensated as part of retransmission consent agreements.

It was Congress’ foresight that a forged national commitment and set forth policies to ensure that every American has access to diverse local broadcast TV news and opinions, investigative reporting, timely emergency information and a reliable communications medium capable of airing their opinions and advancing the public interest. The ability of local broadcast TV stations to serve our nation’s local communities rests on the existence of viable revenue streams that Congress has traditionally made available to promote local television service.


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Our Mission

Affordable Television Programming.


What’s the Problem?

Learn about retransmission consent.


What can I do?

Stay informed on this important issue.