Working Together to Keep Costs in Check 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 800 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  • How broadcast stations use an outdated law to force all Satellite and Cable customers to pay for stations that are available FREE over the air, at an average total rate that has increased over 6000%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?

  • Fox News, FBN Dark To Dish Subscribers
    Fox News, FBN Dark To Dish Subscribers

    DBS Provider Says Other Fox Nets Became Part of Negotiations Typically, when a service disruption occurs it is the programmer that pulls the signal, as the distributor is more than happy to continue to offer the content under the prevailing rate under the extant contract.

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  • Why making pay TV more competitive could accelerate its decline
    Why making pay TV more competitive could accelerate its decline

    Fox’s CEO believes minority TV channels need to be dumped from pay TV in order to make it more competitive with skinny bundles. He thinks reducing the number of channels is key to making pay TV more competitive: “just the amount of stuff that’s out there that just nobody watches and the sort of plus-one channels and the other bits and pieces, all of them incremental spin-offs. That is going to be a really hard question for the [pay TV operators] to say what do we decide not to have.”

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  • Bill O'Reilly's Ugly Carnival
    Bill O'Reilly's Ugly Carnival

    Cheap jokes about Chinatown from the Fox anchor and his sidekick might end up being pretty costly, in the end.

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  • Sean Hannity gives Megyn Kelly another reason to leave Fox News
    Sean Hannity gives Megyn Kelly another reason to leave Fox News

    Megyn Kelly's future at Fox News is already uncertain. Sean Hannity just gave her another reason to consider bolting the network next year.

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