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TVOnMySide is the voice of your independent cable TV operator. We’re on your side. We represent you when the corporations that control TV programming want to charge more for the TV shows and movies you love.

Negotiating
For You

To get your community the best channels for the fairest price, we negotiate everything from channel lineups to rate increases with the big networks.

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Combatting Network Fees

To help you understand who charges what – and why – we explain the various fees and what we do to keep costs as low as possible.

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Source: Kagan

Skyrocketing Sports Rights

The world of sports is big business. Over the past decade, the soaring price for sports programming rights on cable and local networks and programmers’ take-or-leave negotiation stance has caused your basic cable bill to double – whether you watch sports or not.

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Local Station Fees

Source: Kagan

Local broadcast channels are free over the air with an antenna. However, local stations charge cable operators high fees to provide their channels to you. And, the price continues to rise. We work hard to fight rising costs and keep your monthly bill low.

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Media Powerhouses

Media Powerhouses
Source: Kagan

Most price increases are due to rising fees charged by large media companies that we, your local cable operator, must pay. Sometimes, we are forced to share those costs with our customers. Unfortunately, it’s about power: eight multi-billion-dollar corporations own or control nearly 90% of channels. As they continue to use their size and power to demand more money, we work hard to keep costs under control.

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Your Cable Costs Explained.