Networks Push for Higher Rates

December 15, 2017

As you may have heard in the news, the entire TV industry continues to see rising costs. Currently about 75% of your cable bill is directly related to the cost of the content provided.  All cable and satellite providers, regardless of size, must negotiate retransmission consent fees with corporate broadcasters.  Sadly, any of these negotiations could lead to TV stations going off the air.  TV networks such as WDAY, KVRR, KVLY, and KX4 have contracts with MLGC that are expiring at the end of the year and have requested substantial increases ranging from 50% to 100%. MLGC understands how these increases affect you, and we agree that Cable TV rates have gotten out of control.  As we attempt to negotiate the best possible price, know that broadcasters are creating an unaffordable model and the industry is fighting at the federal level to keep TV rates affordable.  As negotiations continue, we will do our best in keeping the increases to a minimum while providing the best possible service.  For more information on TV content costs and what we’re doing to keep them in check, please visit 

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