TDS is currently negotiating with Altitude Sports & Entertainment to continue broadcasting the following channels:
Altitude (CO) on channel 63 and channel 500/HD
Altitude (NM, WY) on channel 64
On the TDS TV+ channel lineup:
Altitude/Longhorn on channel 266
Altitude (NM) on channel 286
If an agreement isn’t reached, these channels may go dark/be removed from the TDS TV/TDS TV+ lineup on 8-31-20.
Showtime is changing their channel lineup on July 15! A new channel called SHO x BET will replace Showtime Showcase. Showcase will move and replace Showtime Beyond (note…If Showtime Beyond was not previously available on the channel line-up, Showtime Showcase will be removed temporarily and will return to the line-up later this year). Showtime Beyond is being discontinued by the programmer. Please consult your channel guide for channel number details
On July 15, Stingray Music Channels are changing as follows
Urban Beats on channel 905 will become Hip-Hop/R&B.
Today’s Latin Pop on channel 935 will become Éxitos del Momento.
Latino Tropical on channel 938 will become Éxitos Tropicales.
Latino Urbana on channel 936 will become Ritmos Latinos.
The Light on channel 934 will become Christian Pop & Rock.
Rock Alternative on channel 914 will become
Channel Negotiation Notification:
TDS is currently negotiating with NFL Network to continue broadcasting the following channels:
NFL Network on channel 220 and channel 120/HD
NFL RedZone on channel 267 and channel 521/HD
If an agreement isn’t reached, these channels may go dark/be removed from the TDS TV/TDS TV+ lineup on 7-31-20.
Free Channel Preview:
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
** 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:
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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