A statement from Gerson Zweifach of Williams & Connolly representing ABC, CBS, FOX, & NBC, the plaintiffs in the Locast antitrust case, said the following: “Locast’s filing today only confirms that it has no answer for its industrial scale violations of the law. Sixteen million households receive broadcast television over the air at no cost, representing a nearly 50 percent increase in the last eight years. Locast does nothing for those households; it serves the interests of its pay-TV patrons, who have provided Locast and its founder with hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbying fees, donations and nationwide distribution on certain pay-TV platforms. We trust that the courts will clearly see this façade and recognize Locast for what it is – not a public service organization, but a creature of certain pay-TV interests with an entirely commercial agenda.”

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