Channel Lineup Notifications for Your Area

Channel Lineup Notifications for Your Area

New Programming Package:

On March 12, the News Tier will be available to Freedom customers as an Add-On package for $5/mo. It includes:

Channel Name Channel Number(s)
CNN 41 723 HD 
HLN 42 725 HD 
FOX News 65 748 HD 
Fox Business Network 71 722 HD 

Channel Takedown Notification

Due to Gray Television’s acquisition of Raycom Media, the broadcaster (Gray) is making the following changes on December 31.

The following channels will no longer be available in your TDS channel lineup:

KOSA – DT2 SD – My Network, Channel 24

KOSA – DT2 HD – My Network, Channel 724

KOSA – DT3 SD – Heroes & Icons, Channel 18

KTLE – LP – Telemundo HD, channel 702

Channel Negotiation Notification:

TDS is currently negotiating to continue broadcasting MLB Network on channels:





If an agreement isn’t reached, these channels may go dark on March 31, 2019.

New Channel Notification:

Now available!  NHL Network is on channel  216 (718 HD) in the Digital Family Package.  Don’t have

the Digital Family Package?  Upgrade today, call 1-855-301-7470.

What happens if broadcast fee and negotiations fail?

Sometimes during negotiations, broadcast retransmission negotiations, local cable providers can’t come to an agreement with corporate broadcasters and/or networks. This happens when the broadcasters and/or networks are looking to maximize their income by asking for increased rates from local cable providers. 

When disputes occur, popular networks or local channels are taken off the air to negotiate deals in their favor. In other words: channel blackouts. Channel blackouts can happen anywhere with any provider.

Rest assured, TDS does everything in its power to negotiate fair deals for our customers. We work hard to make content agreements that are in the best interest of your pocketbook, while also delivering you a great product.

For more information about broadcast negotiations and broadcast retransmission fees and, visit or