On February 1, channel 622 will change from MeTV to Heroes & Icons.
Programming Change Notification:
On January 27, channel 654 will change from JUCE TV to Positive TV.
New Channel Notification:
On February 26, DABL will be added to the Limited Basic package on channel 99.
Programming Package Notification:
On January 15, CBS Sports Network will move from the Digital Family Tier to the Expanded package lineup. Check your channel guide for channel numbers in your area.
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:
Fox News and Fox Business
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.
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