As you most likely know, TDS® is taking a stand against Nexstar Media Group. We’ve said no to their demand for an unreasonable rate increase. As a result: we are currently not allowed to air programming on Nexstar-owned TV channels.
We apologize that you’re in the middle of our contract dispute. We know it’s an inconvenience for you. However, we are doing what’s in the best interest of customers—and fighting to keep your rates reasonable!
Our goal is to reach a fair agreement with Nexstar. We’re actively pursuing reasonable terms, however Nexstar needs to do their part and negotiate fairly with us. Once an agreement is reached, we plan to credit you for lost programming. So, thanks for hanging in there.
Although there’s a lot of frustration out there (and rightly so!), there’s also a lot of support for what we’re doing:
- “I’m happy to see TDS standing firm! Would have been easier for them to just pass on a rate increase. If ABC has something I want to see while this is going on, I’ll just flip over to antenna.”
- “Knowing the number of viewers who enjoy programs on ABC, Nexstar is using this as leverage to extort their unconscionable demands from TDS”
- “Hold tight! That’s an unreasonable amount of increase they’re demanding.”
- “I’m glad TDS is saying no, then other cable providers will say no. It’s time to stop the price gouging.”
- “I hardly watch ABC and haven’t missed it.”
- “Thanks for not giving into their outrageous demands. Nexstar should know it can’t take advantage of people’s wallets like that.”
Please know we’re working hard to come to an agreement. Once one is reached, we will credit you for lost programming. So, thanks for hanging in there.
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about our negotiations or channel takedowns can be found on our frequently asked question page.
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To hear what TDS’ President and CEO has to say about channel takedown, check out this video.