Monthly Archives: January 2019

Nexstar Channel Negotiation Update

BendBroadband is taking a stand against Nexstar Media Group. We’ve said no to their demand for an unreasonable rate increase. As a result: we are currently not allowed to air programming on Nexstar-owned TV channels. We apologize that you’re in the middle of our contract dispute. We know it’s an inconvenience for you. However, we are… Continue Reading

Top 10 FAQs about Nexstar dispute

Top 10 FAQs about Nexstar dispute

Thanks for supporting BendBroadband® while we take a stand against Nexstar Media Group. We said no to Nexstar’s request for an unreasonable rate increase. As a result, our contract to carry their channels in Prineville, Madras, Metolious, Culver, and Crooked River Ranch expired and we were forced to take channels down. Here we have answered… Continue Reading

Hat trick scored with NHL Network

Hat trick scored with NHL Network

BendBroadband has now launched the NHL Network on channel 45 (SD) and 645 (HD) its Preferred package. The NHL Network is the most requested channel by customers, which shows hockey is by far the coolest sport in the world. Four out of five dentists recommend hockey and now so does BendBroadband. Each season, the NHL… Continue Reading

Madras, Prineville area: KOIN has gone dark, negotiations will continue

BendBroadband® has reached an impasse in contract negotiations with Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.  Despite our best efforts—and against our wishes– the following channels are not currently available in the BendBroadband lineup for  Crooked River Ranch, Madras, Prineville, Metolious and Culver: KOIN (CBS, Decades, getTV) BendBroadband will continue to negotiate We have given Nexstar our best offer—one… Continue Reading

ACA Condemns Nexstar Signal Blackouts

PITTSBURGH, January 2, 2019 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding TV station blackouts initiated against ACA members, including BendBroadband, in 16 markets by Nexstar Media Group on New Year’s Day: “On New Year’s Day, TV station owner Nexstar Media Group pulled signals from several small cable… Continue Reading