UPDATE 12/31/17: Our negotiations with Hearst have been extended until January 5th.
We wanted to make sure you’re in the loop on negotiations happening for content in your area. TDS is in the midst of contract negotiations with Hearst Television and could be forced to take down the ABC affiliates (both WCVB and WMUR) and MeTV.
If an agreement cannot be reached by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, TDS will remove the channels from the line-up in all New Hampshire communities that receive TDS TV.
We want to provide our customers with the best service and programming, but we also want to do so at the best value. We are fully prepared to pay a fair price for programming, but when demands are made for unprecedented increases in monthly fees, we strongly believe it’s our responsibility to take a stand for our customers.
We wanted to warn you in advance about this channel take down possibility since ABC will host the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1, at 1 p.m. EST.
TDS works hard during every contract negotiation and we won’t let unreasonable terms and prices sacrifice the best interests of our customers—and we thank you for being one!