Our Job is to Represent You
We protect our customers by working with a national cooperative of TV providers, negotiating fees and programming on your behalf. We want you to have access to all your favorite programs at a price that’s fair. We know that anything less is unacceptable – it’s why we go to bat for you.
Channels you want: As local cable operators, we work every day on behalf of our customers to make sure you have access to the channels you want, when you want them.
Fair price: When networks demand higher fees, local cable operators are forced to pass along some of these costs to customers. We fight for lower rates for you.
Blackouts: When disputes occur, programmers will often take high-visibility TV programs off the air to negotiate deals in their favor. For the local cable operator and our customers, the impact can be significant. Our goal is to come to an agreement before this happens.
We are a local business. We are our own customers, too. This means we invest in our networks here, and are committed to serving you – our friends, families and neighbors.
You should know that networks don’t hesitate to pull the plug on viewers. By doing this, they’re using you as a bargaining chip to get higher fees, which only increases your TV bill.
NBCUniversal - Spectrum
NBCU threatened to pull its channels from 17M customers on the eve of a high-profile NFL game to get excessive fee increases.
NBCUniversal - Dish
This 3-month dispute led Dish to file a lawsuit and to ask the FCC to force NBCU to not pull their networks from Dish customers.
Sinclair Broadcast – Dish
Sinclair blacked out 129 stations in 79 markets - the largest station blackout in pay-TV history.
Meredith Corp. – Altice USA
After seeking an 'outrageous' rate hike, Meredith pulled left its viewers in the dark on Altice systems for two months.