AAI Calls on FTC to Investigate Rembrandt for Anticompetitive Conduct That Threatens Digital Television Conversion

Mar 26 2008
Testimony and Interventions

The American Antitrust Institute is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate an investigation of anticompetitive conduct by Rembrandt, Inc. that will increase the costs of the conversion to digital television for millions of consumers.  In a petition filed before the FTC today, the AAI alleged that Rembrandt violated policies of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), a private standard setting body, that intellectual property involved in the digital television standard must be licensed on a reasonable and nondiscriminatory basis.  Read the press release.