Spencer Municipal Utilities has been working on tv retransmission negotiations for various broadcast and cable signals up for renewal over the last few months and they have recently been completed. Since then we have been working through the launch process for channel changes associated with the contracts.
Our goals during negotiations are to keep costs as low as possible for customers and to keep the channels customers enjoy without duplication. However, there are factors out of our control that make an impact on the outcome, like costs for broadcast and cable TV programming and whether networks allow in-market and out-of-market channels.
All SMU TV customers will notice the following channel changes in the basic cable package on Thursday, January 14th:
KEYC CBS, KEYC FOX and KSFY ABC will be removed from our lineup and KPTH FOX will be added to our lineup on channel 5 and 205 for cable TV customers and channel 5 for Ultimate TV customers. These changes will continue to give customers an ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX signal in the basic package. WGN will also be added to the lineup on channel 14 and 214 for cable TV customers and channel 100 for Ultimate TV customers.
Over next couple weeks, we will be adding the following channels:
- MyNetworkTV will be added on channel 91 for cable TV customers and on channel 87 for Ultimate TV customers in the Basic package.
- ChargeTV will be added on channel 92 for cable TV customers and on channel 88 for Ultimate TV customers in the Basic package.
- Stadium will be added on channel 93 for cable TV customers and on channel 89 for Ultimate TV customers in the Basic package.
- Tennis Channel will be added on channel 142 in SD and channel 230 in HD in the Basic Plus package for cable TV customers and on channel 41 in the Expanded Basic package for Ultimate TV customers.
We appreciate our customers patience and support during this time.
Spencer Municipal Utilities is a leading provider of cable, internet, and telephone service in the Spencer community and has been providing water since 1886 and electric services since 1901.
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