UPDATE: 10/20/17: Talks will be continuing until November 3.
UPDATE: 10/16/17: Negotiations are continuing until October 20.
UPDATE 10/6/17: We have extended our agreement for another week, ending October 13.
UPDATE 9/29/17: Negotiations have been extended until October 6
UPDATE 9/15/17: Our negotiation deadline has been extended until September 22.
UPDATE 8/29/17: Contract negotiations have been extended until September 15.
UPDATE 7/31/17: We’ve extended contract negotiations until August 31.
Contract negotiations are underway to enable TDS® to continue carrying a number of TV stations in southeastern Wisconsin.
Specifically, we’re in talks with Weigel Broadcasting regarding:
- WDJT (CBS): Channel 5/1005
- WJDT-DT2 (MeTV): Channel 19
- WDJT-DT3 (Heroes & Icons): Channel 38
- WDJT-DT4 (TouchVision): Channel 39
- WMLW (The M): Channel 7/1007
- WMLW-DT2 (Bounce): Channel 40
These channels are part of the TDS TV lineup in:
- Bohners Lake
- Johnson Creek
- New Munster
- Wind Lake
Our current contract with Weigel Broadcasting to carry these channels expires on July 31, 2017.
With this and every negotiation, TDS is advocating on your behalf for fair and reasonable rates. Steep increases in programming costs are a constant concern and we will continue to keep your pocketbook in mind.
It is possible, if we can’t reach agreeable terms before the deadline, we’ll be forced to take down the channels while we continue talks. We’ll keep you updated here about how the negotiation is progressing.
As always, thank you for being a TDS TV customer.