WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from National Cable & Telecommunications Association and the Motion Picture Association of America regarding today’s Senate Commerce Committee markup:

“We welcome further academic examination of the reasons behind societal violence, as proposed by Senator Rockefeller, and will continue to be productive partners in the conversation about culture in America. Our industries have a longstanding commitment to providing parents with the resources, education and tools they need to make appropriate family viewing and entertainment decisions. In recent months, we have launched new tools that provide guidance for families on TV and film ratings, TV parental controls, and media literacy resources. We’re also using new public service announcements airing nationwide; in-theater public service advertising; updated websites at TheTVBoss.org and FilmRatings.com; and a newly released app for mobile use, The TV Boss.”