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utsports

join:2009-07-13
Knoxville TN

Upcoming Contract Renewals for Comcast

Most of the channels that we offer our customers are owned by media companies other than Comcast. We obtain the rights to carry those channels pursuant to contracts with those companies. In the next 2 months, our contracts for the channels listed below may expire. We fully expect that we will be able to reach an agreement with the owners of these channels to continue carrying them well into the future; Comcast has successfully renegotiated thousands of expiring contracts over the years without ever experiencing an interruption of service. Should that situation change, details will be provided at this site.

December:

WAGA-FOX-Atlanta, GA
WUTB-MY-Baltimore, MD
WFXT-FOX-Boston, MA
WFLD-FOX-Chicago, IL
WPWR-MY-Gary, IN
WJBK-FOX-Detroit, MI
WOGX-FOX-Ocala, FL
KRIV-FOX-Houston, TX
KTXH-MY-Houston, TX
WHBQ-FOX-Memphis, TN
KMSP-FOX-Minneapolis, MN
WFTC-MY-Minneapolis, MN
WNYW-FOX-New York, NY
WWOR-MY-Secaucus, NJ
WOFL-FOX-Orlando, FL
WRBW-MY-Orlando, FL
WTXF-FOX-Philadelphia, PA
WTVT-FOX-Tampa, FL
WDCA-MY-Washington, DC
WTTG-FOX-Washington, DC
WQAD-ABC-Moline, IL
KDVR-FOX-Denver, CO
WGHP-FOX-Greensboro, NC
WHNT-CBS-Huntsville, AL
WDAF-FOX-Kansas City, MO
WREG-CBS-Memphis, TN
WGNT-CW-Portsmouth, VA
WTKR-CBS-Norfolk, VA
WTVR-CBS-Richmond, VA
KSTU-FOX-Salt Lake City, UT
WNEP-ABC-Scranton, PA
WGCL-CBS-Atlanta, GA
WNEM-CBS-Saginaw, MI
WHNS-FOX-Asheville, NC
WFSB-CBS-Hartford, CT
KCTV-CBS-Kansas City, MO
KSMO-MY-Kansas City, MO
WSMV-NBC-Nashville, TN
KPDX-MY-Portland, OR
KPTV-FOX-Portland, OR
WSHM-CBS-Springfield, MA
WALB-NBC-Albany
WFXG-FOX-Augusta, GA
WAFB-CBS-Baton Rouge, LA
WLOX-ABC-Biloxi, MS
WBRC-FOX-Birmingham, AL
WCSC-CBS-Charleston, SC
WXIX-FOX-Cincinnati, OH
WIS-NBC-Columbia, SC
WTVM-ABC-Columbus, GA
WXTX-FOX-Columbus, GA
WDFX-FOX-Ozarks, AL
WFIE-NBC-Evansville, IN
WDAM-NBC-ABC-Laurel, MS
WAFF-NBC-Huntsville, AL
WBMS-IND-Jackson, MS
WDBD-FOX-Jackson, MS
WLBT-NBC-Jackson, MS
WUFX-MY-Vicksburg, MS
KAIT-ABC-Jonesboro, AR
WTNZ-FOX-Knoxville, TN
WAVE-NBC-Louisville, KY
WMC-NBC-Memphis, TN
WSFA-NBC-Montgomery, AL
KFVS-CBS-C. Girardeau, IL
WQWQ-CW-Murray, KY
WPGX-FOX-Panama City, FL
WUPV-CW-Richmond, VA
WWBT-NBC-Richmond, VA
WTOC-CBS-Savannah, GA
KSLA-CBS-Shreveport, LA
WTOL-CBS-Toledo, OH
WUPW-FOX-Toledo, OH
KOLD-CBS-Tucson, AZ
WFLX-FOX-W. Palm Beach, FL
WFTX-FOX-Cape Coral, FL
WACY-MY-Appleton, WI
WGBA-NBC-Green Bay, WI
WSYM-FOX-Lansing, MI
KGUN-ABC-Tucson, AZ
KWBA-CW-Sierra Vista, AZ
WBNG-CBS-Binghamton, NY
WKBW-ABC-Buffalo, NY
WMYD-MY-Detroit, MI
KTSM-NBC-El Paso, TX
WEVV-CBS-Evansville, IN
KSEE-NBC-Fresno, CA
WISE-NBC-Ft. Wayne, IN
WPTA-ABC-Ft. Wayne, IN
WEEK-NBC-Peoria, IL
KOFY-IND-San Francisco, CA
KMSS-FOX-Shreveport, LA
KSHV-MY-Shreveport, LA
KLJB-FOX-Davenport, IA
KGCW-CW-Burlington, IA
WZDX-FOX-Huntsville, AL
WFXR-FOX-Roanoke, VA
WWCW-CW-Lynchburg, VA
WEMT-FOX-Greenville
KRCR-ABC-Redding, CA
WCYB-NBC-Bristol, VA
KRDO-ABC-Colorado Sprgs, CO
KTLO-TEL-Colorado Sprgs, CO
KTLP-TEL-Pueblo, CO
KVIA-ABC-El Paso, TX
KJCT-ABC-Grand Junction, CO
WBUI-CW-Decatur, IL
WCCU-FOX-Urbana, IL
WRSP-FOX-Springfield, IL
KNOE-CBS-Monroe, LA
WMBB-ABC-Panama City, FL
KAQY-ABC-Columbia, LA
WTHR-NBC-Indianapolis, IN
WAND-NBC-Decatur, IL
WBOC-CBS-Fox-Salisbury, MD
WISC-CBS-Madison, WI
KXLY-ABC-Spokane, WA
WFMJ-NBC-Youngstown, OH
CNBC World
Fox Business
FSN Midwest MO (affecting systems in Kansas)
FSN New Mexico (affecting systems in New Mexico)
FSN Southwest – AR (affecting systems in Arkansas)
WSEE-CBS-Erie, NY
WICU-NBC-Erie, NY

Source: »www.xfinitytv.com/contractrenewals



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7

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Yeah, I've seen that page before, it is referenced from this one:
XFINITY programming contract renewals
»customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···enewals/

Fortunately, it seems that Comcast usually avoids the retransmission disputes/blackouts that have been occuring with all of the other MSOs recently.

Maybe because of its size (number of subscribers)? Or is it that Comcast isn't worried about passing any increased program carriage costs down to its customers?

Also, here's an article about the Comcast-NBCU merger's affect on retransmission agreements:

Comcast-NBCU: FCC's Merger Conditions Will Impact the Retransmission Consent Marketplace
By Robert Rini, TelecomMediaTech Law Blog - January 31, 2011
»www.telecommediatechlaw.com/must···etplace/



Dan A

join:2008-01-03
Kendall Park, NJ

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reply to utsports

The only time i have ever experienced a contract dispute with Comcast that ever effected programing was in 1997 when Cablevision owned SportsChannel New York exercised a clause that added 25 more Mets Games (that would have previously aired on WWOR) to their original 75 and demand a increased fee from Comcast for the 25 additional games. in July SportsChannel started blacking out what they (Cablevision/SportsChannel) determined to be the 25 disputed games leaving all but a handful of games blacked-out (the first three mounts of games in April,May and June had aired uninterrupted). In August Cablevision/SportsChannel made a deal with Comcast where you could buy the remaining disputed games yet to air as part of a pay per view package Being a diehard Mets fan i was probably one one the first to call up and order (and overpay) when this became available . Comcast and Cablevision had a new deal in place for the 1998 season.


Mgsports

join:2004-11-11
Olathe, KS
reply to utsports

I was hopping KMCI was on the List then we would get KMCI HD and Live Well Network. Maybe with KSMOTV renew Bounce TV. Mo side FSN Midwest should be up to and does it include FSN Midwest Plus?



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7
reply to utsports

Well, it looks like Time Warner Cable is ready to play some hardball now:

Britt: Time Warner Cable will drop underperforming networks when contracts expire
By Steve Donohue, FierceCable - December 3, 2012
»www.fiercecable.com/story/britt-···12-12-03



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7
reply to utsports

According to this article, Comcast is currently in quiet negotiations with Fox on renewing some carriage agreements with them:

Comcast, Fox In Carriage Talks As Deal Nears End
Takedown of broadcast, cable signals not likely

By Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable - December 31, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···_End.php



halfband
Premium
join:2002-06-01
Huntsville, AL
reply to utsports

From the statements by Glen Britt:
Britt criticized major programming companies who he said feel "it's a birthright" once they grow to 70 or 80 million subscribers to demand rate increases...

"This stuff is just starting to cost too much. If we as a broader industry want to keep this going, we need to figure out some way to have packages and prices that are lower for people that can't afford it," Britt added.

Even the MSOs are starting to recognize that there is not much more to squeeze out of the consumer on the programming content side.
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Registered Bandwidth Offender #40812



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7

Yeah, and see this news item on the B&C site today:

ATVA Cites Rise in Retrans Blackouts
NAB counters that broadcasters are simply seeking fair compensation

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - January 2, 2013
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···outs.php