American Values called on the FCC to approve the satellite merger, citing the combined company’s “block and rebate” offering and its benefit to American families.
“The merger will benefit consumers by giving listeners more control when it comes to programming content,” the group states in its filing. “Subscribers who are not interested in satellite radio’s adult-themed programming would have the ability to opt out of certain channels, as they currently do, but would receive a credit for those channels they blocked so as not to subsidize the programming they found offensive.”
The group says those who seek to block the merger, like traditional radio, is based “more on competitive fears than any realistic assessment of the audio entertainment market.”
American Values says it’s a voice for those interested in protecting the core values of life, marriage, family, faith and freedom.