Retransmission Fee to Local Broadcasters

Each month, in addition to subscribed television services, TrioVision customers pay a Retransmission Fee to Broadcasters as an additional billed line item. This fee is passed along by broadcasters, including: KSFY/ABC, KELO/CBS, KDLT/NBC and KTTW/FOX. It is subject to increase or decrease yearly, according to programming negotiation agreements. TrioTel works with other cable companies across the United States to reason with broadcasters for lower fees and will continue to advocate for the betterment of our subscribers.

Every three years, TrioTel is required to renegotiate the retransmission consent agreements. Unfortunately, when it comes to negotiations, affiliate broadcasters hold the upper hand. If we don’t accept their demands, broadcasters can force us to remove their channel, which would leave you in the dark. We encourage you to contact our Congressional leaders in Washington, DC. We face an unfair treatment compared to large cable companies and simply have no negotiating power.