April 21, 2014
Broken Bow TV Cable/Pine Rural TV Cable
We are writing to let you know of some upcoming changes in our channel lineup necessitated by our continuing efforts to maintain affordable rates. As you know, as our programming agreements come up for renewal, many programming networks have been demanding huge rate increases that far exceed the value of the programming they provide. Broken Bow/Pine Rural simply can no longer yield to these outrageous demands and has made the very difficult decision to replace certain programming. While we are working to finalize several new programming agreements, we wanted to provide you with some additional information.
The following channel lineup changes will take effect May 1, 2014:
ESPNu will replace Spike
A sister network to ESPN, ESPNu’s focus is coverage of college athletics.
LMN will replace Nickelodeon
LMN provides women-oriented movies and shows.
TV One will replace BET*
TV One provides lifestyle and entertainment programming targeted towards black American adults.
Great American Country (GAC) will replace CMT
GAC is a Knoxville, Tennessee based network that features country music and entertainment programming.
Revolt Network will replace TVLand*
Revolt Network, founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs, provides music-oriented programming.
UP Network will replace VH1*
UP Network offers “uplifting music and family entertainment”.
MTV will no longer be offered.
Broken Bow/Pine Rural would like your ideas about what we should carry on this channel. Please send us your suggestions on the attached form or call our office.
* As of the date of this notice, we continue to negotiate these programming agreements but anticipate completion by month end and launch no later than May 1.
We know that some of these changes may be disappointing. However, we hope you understand that Broken Bow/Pine Rural remains committed to providing its customers with entertaining programming at affordable rates. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.