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  • How broadcast stations use an outdated law to force all Satellite and Cable customers to pay for stations that are available FREE over the air, at an average total rate that has increased over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

  • What’s Next at Fox News, With Ailes Out and Murdoch In?
    What’s Next at Fox News, With Ailes Out and Murdoch In?

    The billion-dollar-plus (a year, in profit) question is whether their involvement in the succession plans at Fox News fundamentally changes a network that has functioned at times as a more influential, conservative presence in American politics than the Republican Party itself. It immediately raised new questions about whether the Murdochs would be forced into a bigger house cleaning of Mr. Ailes’s remaining team of lieutenants at Fox News, where, it seems, sexual harassment payouts were not followed by the recognition that there just might be a problem, let alone by any obvious attempts to aggressively address the corporate culture that facilitated the behavior in the first place.

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  • Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News
    Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News

    Encouraging viewers to switch providers is a common channel owner tactic in standoffs like this one. If history is any guide, Fox's parent company Twenty-First Century Fox wants Dish to accept higher rates for Fox News and restore the channel as soon as possible.

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  • Dish Network-Fox News Blackout
    Dish Network-Fox News Blackout

    Dish is losing subscribers, Fox is losing ratings and viewers are losing patience, fed up with the corporate mudslinging and tired of feeling like pawns in what appears to outsiders as a petty battle over bottom lines.

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  • The Revenge of Roger’s Angels
    The Revenge of Roger’s Angels

    Many people I spoke with believe that the current management arrangement is just a stopgap until the election. “As of November 9, there will be a bloodbath at Fox,” predicts one host. “After the election, the prime-time lineup could be eviscerated. O’Reilly’s been talking about retirement. Megyn could go to another network. And Hannity will go to Trump TV.”

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