TDS and Circle City reach an impasse in Indianapolis DMA

TDS® has reached an impasse in our contract negotiations with Circle City Broadcasting. On Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at 6 p.m., the channels in the following Indianapolis Designated Market Area (DMA) will be removed from the TDS TV lineup.

WISH – The CW – Channel 8 (Channel 1008-HD)
WISH DT2 – GetTV – Channel 18 (Channel 1018 – HD)
WNDY – My Network TV – Channel 3 (Channel 1003 – HD)
WNDY DT2 – Bounce – Channel 23 (Channel 1023 – HD)

Communities impacted: Wingate, Colfax, New Richmond, Linden, Tipton, Whitestown, Zionsville, Clayton, Roachdale, Plainfield, Amo, Stilesville, Coatesville, Mooresville, Liberty, Pittsboro, Brownsburg, and Danville, Indiana.

The CW viewing options
We want to make sure you know alternative ways for catching any shows you might miss on The CW while the channels are not available in the Indianapolis DMA.

Alternative viewing ideas

Fortunately, there are several ways—even for free—you can access the shows you’d like to watch.

  1. Head to the web and/or download the CW app. comprovides access to CW network shows beginning at 11 p.m. the night the show aired on broadcast TV. The CW also has a free app available on most streaming devices so you can watch shows on your TV at no cost only a few hours after they originally aired.
  2. The CW on Netflix. The CW and Netflix have an agreement to allow for most of their original series to be available on Netflix eight days after the season finale. Examples of these shows include: The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Arrow, Life Sentence, Charmed, Dynasty, Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico.
  3. Local news available by live-streaming. You can stay up to date with local news and weather by live-streaming WISH-TV Channel 8, a CW-affiliated station at com/live-stream/

Please know, we try very hard to negotiate fair rates and provide you with affordable video service. We will not agree to rates that far exceed the market rate TDS pays to other broadcasters to distribute the same networks.  We know this is frustrating for our customers and not something we want to do either. Steep increases in programming costs are a constant concern and TDS will continue to keep you and your wallet in mind.


About Cheryl McCollum

Cheryl McCollum works on the communications team for TDS Telecom. She enjoys spending her weekends hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin and all things outdoors. She has a special place in her heart for the people of Belize and serves on the board of directors for Lighthouse Ministries. What started as a mission trip of helping those in need, has evolved into funding the construction of a new school in Cayo District and so much more.
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