WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to a lawsuit filed today with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York against Aereo by a group of broadcasters, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
"NAB strongly supports today's legal action against Aereo. Copyright and TV signal protections promote a robust local broadcasting system that serves tens of millions of Americans every day with high quality news, entertainment, sports and emergency weather information. A plaintiffs' win in this case will ensure the continued availability of this programming to the viewing public."
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