NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
By law, TV stations you view on cable systems and satellite systems can require these systems to pay for the right to bring these stations to you. These systems enter into agreements with the TV station to obtain this carriage right. These agreements tend to be for three years and most of the agreements in effect now will expire on January 1, 2015. In the event that a cable system or a satellite system is not successful in negotiating a new agreement with any local TV station before the end of the applicable agreement, that TV station has the legal right to require the system to stop carrying the station. The TV stations listed below have given systems, including our system, notice that they will require the systems to cease carriage of the TV stations beginning on January 1, 2015 unless the systems agree to pay the TV stations what they want for carriage for the next three years. Only rarely do a TV station and a cable system not come to an agreement. Still, we cannot control the money or the terms a TV station will demand for carriage on our system, and, as is often the case in these types of negotiations, we may not be able to reach an agreement with one or more of these TV stations until after the January 1 deadline. Accordingly, there is some chance that we may be required by law to cease carrying one or more of these TV stations on and after January 1, 2015 until a carriage agreement is reached. Because that chance exists, FCC regulations require us to give you notice that we may be forced to drop one or more of these TV stations for some duration.
THESE ARE THE TV NETWORKS:
Floyd, Pike, Matewan System TV Stations:
WSAZ, WYMT, WCHS, WQCW, WVAH, WOWK, My Z TV (WSAZ multicast), This TV (WYMT multicast)
Letcher & Wise System TV Stations:
WCYB, WYMT, WKPT, CW4 (WCYB multicast), WJHL, WEMT, WAPK
Hurley System TV Stations:
WCYB, WYMT, WKPT, CW4 (WCYB multicast), WJHL, WEMT, WAPK, This TV (WEMT multicast)
We will do our best to avoid any interpretation of the TV station signals you watch and pleased be assured that no deletion of any of the foregoing local TV station signals will affect any other programming delivered to you by our system.