RETRANSMISSION AGREEMENTS

During retransmission agreement times, we receive rate increases to carry channels and although TV subscribers normally get an annual rate increase, the increase has never been enough to cover the actual cost to carry those channels. There is a potential that we will cease to carry KTLA (chnl 5) in Frazier/PMC and KRON (chnl 6) in Gualala/Sea Ranch.

DISH NETWORK & CBS negotiations

We do purchase CBS ( and affiliates) through DISH Network in some areas.

We have not dropped the channels and when the parties have come to an agreements, those channels will be back on.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-cbs-dish-blackout-20171121-story.html

CHILLER channel

Gualala and Sea Ranch subscribers:

CHILLER channel 627 (on Digital Preferred tier)-NBCU will discontinue the distribution of Chiller effective January 1, 2018.

Please see the official notice – NBCUniversal letter – Notice of Discontinuation of the Chiller Programing Service, on our website at www.nctconline.org

OUTDOOR Channel on Digital Basic/Preferred tier

“The Outdoor Sportsman Group has elected to cease distributing Outdoor Channel
SD and Outdoor Channel HD via HITS. The date of cessation of the signals on HITS has been extended until
October 31, 2017.”

Winnemucca: Outdoor will remain on channel 30; no longer on 287.

Frazier Park: Outdoor will no longer be on 287.

Lake Almanor: Outdoor will remain on channel 24; no longer on 287.

Gualala: no longer on 456.