Truth About Channel Negotiations

We strive to provide the best TV choices, at a value that makes sense for you and your family. With Network fees dramatically increasing and impacting your monthly bill, we wanted to give you a backstage pass to better understand the economics of the TV business.

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Programming costs are the largest component of your monthly cable bill and they are rising at a rapid pace. Some Networks are asking for increases of 100%, 200% or even higher – and often for the exact same set of channels with no new content. Our goal is to ensure we’re offering you more choice, control and value from all of the TV content you pay for each month.

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The Truth About Channel Negotiations

When Free TV is not Free

Broadcasters charge a retransmission fee when you watch their channels using a cable TV provider, such as RCN.

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RCN Negotiates to Keep Fees Low

We fight to keep your favorite cable TV stations and programs available (without blackouts) for the lowest possible cost.

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Retransmission Fees Keep Increasing

Broadcasters have increased their retransmission fees as their overall viewership has decreased over the years.

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