In the next couple of months you are going to be hearing a lot about “retransmission consent fees.” These fees are paid by us to local affiliates for the right to provide their signal to our customers. Local affiliates are the channels that broadcast network programming from ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. This year, many affiliates are asking for far higher rates than in the past with some local affiliates requesting rate increases of nearly 300 percent! While we fully expect negotiations to result in a more positive outcome than triple-digit increases, if these affiliates hold firm it could result in the loss of these channels from our lineup. Below you’ll find information about the retransmission situation as well as the laws that make this situation possible.

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