Small MVPD In Retrans War With Broadcast Giant


The holiday cheer may soon to jeers for cable TV subscribers in a host of towns including St. George, Utah; Prineville, Oregon; and Mesquite, Nev.

While these locales may be small in size, over-the-air signals may not be present. This makes MVPDs essential for viewing network television affiliates from the nearest DMA. Should a dispute over retransmission fees erupt, the situation could put viewers at risk of losing their lone source for programming.

That’s not good for TDS, or for the broadcast TV giant it is in dispute with.

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