With everyone spending more time at home, we’ve been working with our programmers to get you some free previews! If you don’t already have these channels as part of your programming package, you do now—but only for a limited time:
Hallmark/Hallmark Movies & Mysteries/Hallmark Drama
Game Show Network (GSN)
Cooking Channel/Travel/DIY/GAC/Science/American Heroes Channel/Destination America/Discovery Family Channel/Discovery Life Channel/OWN/Discovery en Espanol/Discovery Familia
Disney XD, Disney Jr., FXM and Nat Geo Wild
BBC World News, BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance and/or WeTV
The Weather Channel
** only in Alamogordo, Cortez, Estes Park, Fort Carson, Mesquite, Ruidoso, St George, Truth or Consequences
If you are having issues viewing the content on any of the channels listed below, please reset your set top box by pressing and holding the power button on the device for 8-10 seconds.
Please note that not all free preview channels are available in all locations.
Don’t forget to the check this page often. If more free previews become available, we will update this page.
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:
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.
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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