Subchannel Report

Subchannel Report provides deep insight to the broadcast television industry by reporting on the channels, subchannels, ownership groups, broadcast networks and cable MSO’s. All reports are accurate as historical reports underlying data is updated automatically as our database changes, however, temporarily the report title may not match newly updated reports. Subchannel Report is published daily to our 24,500 subscribers in the broadcast industry.

Suddenlink Markets In Alphabetical Order By Percent

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Interactive drill down map of Suddenlink markets.

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MVPD – Multichannel Video Programming Distributor is not limited to, a cable operator, a multichannel multipoint distribution service, a direct broadcast satellite service, or a television receive-only satellite program distributor, who makes available for purchase, by subscribers or customers, multiple channels of video programming.

Nexstar Has 44 TV Stations Distributed By Suddenlink

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From Wikipedia:Suddenlink Communications, formerly Cebridge Connections, is the 9th largest provider of cable broadband services (based on coverage area) in the United States with coverage available to approximately 5.7 million subscribers. Suddenlink operates in 16 states including Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

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Duplicated Subscribers- Cable, overbuilder, and/or satellite subscribers counted multiple times in a market depending upon how many .1 channels for full power and LPTV-cable stations and for those subchannels with verified MVPD subscribers. Subscribers partly estimated using FCC COALS data and Census data.

Dallas Is Suddenlink’s Largest Market

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Suddenlink website: Suddenlink customers may notice a “broadcast station surcharge” on their bills. That surcharge reflects the charges levied by the owners of broadcast TV stations. Unlike cable TV networks, broadcast TV stations distribute their signals over the air, using free spectrum granted to them by the federal government. In effect, taxpayers subsidize the distribution of broadcast TV signals. These same broadcast TV stations are then allowed by the government to charge for their signals — and if we don’t agree to pay, broadcasters can force us to drop their channels.
It’s all part of a process known as “retransmission consent.”

Unfortunately, a number of broadcasters have become very aggressive, pressing for increasingly larger payments. While this situation has resulted in the surcharge on customer bills, we pledge not to profit from that surcharge. We will make sure we do not collect more from the surcharge than we pay to the owners of broadcast TV stations.

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Estimates- Subchannel Report provides MVPD subscriber data, household data, and other data as estimates only. All subscriber and household data is based on Across Platforms’ methods developed to provide estimates only. Corrections welcome.

Kansas City Home to Three Duopolies

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Scripps News Online: You’ve heard the old saying “two heads are better than one.” Well, in the broadcast television business, we think two TV stations are better than one. That’s the idea behind Scripps’ only duopoly, KSHB and KMCI in Kansas City.
In 1996, Scripps began operating KMCI, channel 38, under a local marketing agreement, alongside its NBC affiliate KSHB-TV. This marked the first combined television operation in Kansas City and one of the first in the nation. In March 2000, Scripps bought KMCI outright, making KSHB and KMCI a duopoly, two TV stations in the same market, owned by the same company. For more information.

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.1 Channel- “. 1″ is used to refer to the digital version of the station’s main signal.

Broadcast Management- Company that either owns the television station (all media types) or manages the TV station for another owner. Across Platforms also records ownership at the time of a purchase agreement or JSA/LMA agreement and not when the FCC approves of the transaction.

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