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TVonMySide.com is your source for up-to-date information and solutions about TV network disputes. This website is a collaborative effort of hundreds of local, independent Cable TV providers located throughout the country in communities like yours. By uniting our companies, we can work together to achieve more flexibility and better offerings for you at the lowest price possible.

 
 

 

 

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Our Job: Being on Your Side

Our goal is to manage your monthly bill by fighting against excessive Network fee increases from large, powerful media conglomerates. That’s why we are a member of the NCTC, a collective of more than 900 independent Local TV and Broadband providers across the United States. This allows us to negotiate as one larger group to gain the cost benefits that the larger Cable and Satellite TV providers enjoy, while still enabling us to provide home-town service to our customers.

  • We know you want a good value. When networks demand huge fee increases, we work to get the best offerings at the best price  so we can keep your bill as low as possible.

  • You want more choice and control with your TV programming: We strive to get networks to  offer their shows to you on YOUR terms, not theirs.

  • We ask that networks do not hold their channel hostage from you while we are negotiating. When the Networks pull their signal, they are hoping to get you to put pressure on us to get them to agree to their demands for higher Network fees – and we all end up paying more.

Ever Wonder About the Costs That Make Up Your Monthly Local TV Bill?

Because we’re a hometown business, we are invested in our community, our employees and our customers. With Network fees dramatically increasing and impacting your monthly bill, we wanted to give you a backstage pass to better understand the economics of the TV business.

Click here to learn about:

  • How five media conglomerates control about 90% of TV Networks, and use this power to charge excessive Network fees and force consumers to pay for extra channels.

  • How the steeply rising price of TV sports rights has doubled the basic Satellite and Cable TV bill over the past decade.

  • How broadcast stations use an outdated law to force all Satellite and Cable customers to pay for stations that are available FREE over the air, at an average total rate that has increased over 6000% in less than a decade.

  • How Networks use blackouts to get customers to pressure all Satellite and Cable providers to give in to the demands.

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In the News

Want to learn more and hear what others are saying about these issues?

  • AMC Takes Aim at Skinny Bundles in Cable Carriage Fight
    AMC Takes Aim at Skinny Bundles in Cable Carriage Fight

    AMC Networks Inc. is demanding that . . . small cable providers, pay on behalf of all its subscribers—whether or not they actually receive AMC and its sister channels in their cable packages. AMC is still demanding that all its networks reach a high proportion of subscribers so that it doesn’t lose out on viewership and ad revenue. That is a burden on small operators, many of whom don’t have a lot of excess bandwidth capacity on their pipes and want to use what they do have to improve broadband speeds.

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  • AMC Networks CEO: TV Industry Needs "Greater Accountability"
    AMC Networks CEO: TV Industry Needs "Greater Accountability"

    The era of the participation trophy is coming to a close, at least in the TV industry, where consumers appear tired of paying for a bundle of a few hundred channels while watching only about 17 of them.

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  • ACA collects 228 member signatures on complaint letter to FCC about AMC Networks
    ACA collects 228 member signatures on complaint letter to FCC about AMC Networks

    "NCTC has been trying to negotiate with AMCN since September, and AMCN has engaged in a number of unfair and egregious acts to force members to agree to their terms," said ACA in a letter than includes signatures from CEOs, general managers, presidents and other high-ranking execs from small cable systems. AMC Networks has threatened to pull its channels off NCTC's more than 700 member cable systems on Dec. 31 if a renewal deal isn't made.

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  • Eagle Communications: A local television provider that refuses to let customers be bullied by big networks
    Eagle Communications: A local television provider that refuses to let customers be bullied by big networks

    “We will not be bullied by big networks forcing unreasonable demands on our customers.” Eagle maintains the fact that they continue to work to keep costs low to the end consumer and don’t believe a network with one popular show should hijack a consumer’s budget for that one show. “In the end, our goal is to protect our customers from unrealistic programming fee increases.”

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