Channel Lineup Notifications for Your Area

Channel Lineup Notifications for Your Area

New Channel Notification:

Effective March 31, 2021, TDS will no longer carry KJTV/K19KT Independent channel FOX 34 on the Limited Basic lineup, on channel 74/700 or on TDS TV+  Access package, channel 34. These stations are considered out-of-market stations.   As a result, this channel has been removed from your lineup.

Fox  programming is still available to you on Fox34.com

Effective March 31, 2021, TDS will no longer carry KUPT-My Network on the Limited Basic lineup, channel 85/119 or on TDS TV+  Access package, channel 28. These stations are considered out-of-market stations. As a result, This channels have been removed from your lineup.

New Channel Notification:

On March 31, 2021, the following channel will be added to the ACCESS package in the TDS TV+ line-up:

  • Comet TV on channel 36

New Channel Notification:

On March 10, 2021, the following channel will be added to the ACCESS package in the TDS TV+ line-up:

  • Daystar on channel 89

Commercial customers, this channel will appear in all available packages:

  • Daystar on channel 89 in the News and Information package

New Channel Notification:

On March 10, 2021, the following channel will be added to the BASIC  package in the TDS TV line-up:

  • Daystar on channel 295/695HD

Commercial customers, this channel will appear in all available packages:

  • Daystar on channel 295/695HD

Package Change Notification:

On 1/6/2021, Boomerang on channel 66 (SD) will move from the Expanded Basic Package to the Digital Family Package.

Channel Notification:

TDS is actively negotiating with a variety of programmers to secure agreements, which would allow continued carriage of channels on the TDS lineup. If agreements aren’t reached, you could lose programming on certain channels. Currently TDS is negotiating with the following programmers: 

 

  • Univision 

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 acaconnects.org or tvonmyside.com.