Channels Have Gone Dark, Negotiations Will Continue

TDS® has reached an impasse in its contract negotiations with Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Despite TDS’ best efforts, the stations below are no longer being transmitted on the TDS lineup. We hope this is temporary, but until TDS and Nexstar reach an agreement, TDS is prohibited by law from carrying these Nexstar stations.

TDSTV Markets: Learn more at: https://tdstelecom.com/tvupdates

Indiana communities: Amo, Clayton, Coatesville, Colfax, Linden, Mooresville, New Richmond, Plainfield, Stilesville, Tipton, Whitestown, Wingate, and Zionsville -- Stations: WNDY (My Network and Bounce) and WISH (CW, getTV, and Justice).

Tennessee communities: Farragut-Halls Crossroads area -- Stations: WATE (ABC, Laff and getTV); Mt. Juliet and La Vergne area; Stations: WKRN (ABC, Justice and MeTV). 

Cable Markets: Learn more at: https://hellotds.com/tvupdates

Colorado communities: Cortez - Stations: KREZ (CBS) and KBIM (FOX); Fort Carson - Stations: KXTU (CW) and KXRM (FOX); and Woodland Park - Stations: KXRM (FOX).

Nevada: Mesquite -- Stations: KLAS (CBS and MeTV).

New Mexico communities: Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Lovington, and Ruidoso areas   -- Stations: KBIM (CBS and FOX); Eunice -- Stations: KMID (ABC); Socorro -- Stations: KRQE (CBS and FOX); and Truth or Consequences -- Stations: KRQE (CBS) and KBIM (FOX). 

Texas communities: Alpine and Fort Stockton - Stations: KMID (ABC); Seminole - Stations: KLBK (CBS).

Utah communities: Cedar City and St. George - Stations: KTVX (ABC and MeTV) and KUCW (CW and Grit TV).

BendBroadband - Learn more at: https://bendbroadband.com/tvupdates

Oregon communities: Crooked River Ranch, Madras and Prineville - Stations: KOIN (CBS, Decades and getTV).

TDS will continue to negotiate
TDS has given Nexstar an offer that is a reasonable increase. Nexstar, however, is continuing to demand rates that are well outside industry norms – now up to a 130% increase. TDS will continue negotiations with Nexstar to reach a fair agreement that does not unduly impact customers’ bills.

This is the first time TDS has gone dark with a “Big-4” station (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX). In all other negotiations, TDS has been able to come to an agreement. But this time, TDS simply could not agree to Nexstar’s demand. 

When an agreement is reached, TDS will once again be allowed to transmit the affected channels to TDS customers.

 

 

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications  | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 | cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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