Ever Wonder About the Costs That Make Up Your Monthly Local TV Bill?
Because we’re a hometown business, we are invested in our community, our employees and our customers.
Our goal is to manage your monthly bill by fighting against excessive Network fee increases from large, powerful media conglomerates. That’s why we are a member of the NCTC, a collective of more than 800 independent Local TV and Broadband providers across the United States. This allows us to negotiate as one larger group to gain the cost benefits of a larger Cable or Satellite TV provider, while still enabling us to provide home-town service to our customers.
We know you want a good value. When networks demand huge fee increases, we work to get the best offerings at the best price so we can keep your bill as low as possible. Click here to learn about:
- How five media conglomerates control about 90% of TV Networks, and use this power to charge excessive Network fees and force consumers to pay for extra channels.
- How the steeply rising price of TV sports rights has doubled the basic Satellite and Cable TV bill over the past decade.
- How broadcast stations use an outdated law to force all Satellite and Cable customers to pay for stations that are available FREE over the air, at an average total rate that has increased over 6000% in less than a decade.
Q: If you are trying to control costs, why does my bill seem to go up every year?
A: While we have worked hard to hold prices as low as possible, with only one increase from 2010 through 2016, annual adjustments are now necessary to pass on the ever-rising cost of Network fees. In fact, Network fees have increased at 3½ times the rate of inflation over the past 15 years. As your Local TV provider, we find ways every year to operate more efficiently to absorb any increases in our own costs of operation, but are no longer able to continue to absorb annual content provider increases well above inflation levels.
Q: Why do I have to pay for channels I never watch?
A: Just five multi-billion-dollar corporations own or control about 90% of existing TV Networks – both those you want, as well as many of those you don’t. And they won’t let you have the most-popular Networks unless you get the less-popular ones, too. In turn, if we ask for a price for just the most-popular Networks, a common response from Network owners is to raise their price.