Major League Baseball will take over production and distribution of all local Arizona Diamondbacks games starting on July 18 when the Diamondbacks face the Atlanta Braves at 7:20pm EDT / 4:20 MST.
As a result, TDS TV+ customers can now watch Diamondbacks games on Channel 243 (HD) .
TDS TV customers, with the Expanded Basic package, can watch on the following channels: Alamogordo, NM: Channel 30 (SD) and Channel 134 (HD)Carlsbad, NM: Channel 62 (SD) and Channel 736 (HD)Ruidoso, NM: Channel 22 (SD) and Channel 121 (HD)Truth or Consequences, NM: Channel 66 (SD) and Channel 130 (HD)
Programming Change Notification
For TDS TV digital customers in Hobbs, New Mexico, starting June 6, 2023, TDS will move the following channels from an East Coast time feed to the West Coast time feed. As a result, all programs on these channels will air three hours later than they currently do.
Please note: If you have scheduled recordings on your DVR that are set to record at some time on or after June 6, you will need to re-establish these recordings after this change.
For standard-definition (SD) channels it will impact: A&E Network, Food Network, HGTV, Nickelodeon, and USA Network.
For high-definition (HD) channels it will impact: Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, A&E Network, Food Network, Freeform, HGTV, and USA Network.
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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