Aug 01, 2019
August 1, 2019
NewWave Communications will no longer offer the Sports Pak, our digital sports channel tier, due to very low subscription rates. Most of the Sports Pak channels are currently available on other NewWave cable TV packages.
Sports programming availability:
- NFL Network, ESPN Classic, ESPN News, ESPNU, CBS Sports and The Sportsman Channel are currently available on the Family Pak.
- Where available, Big 10 Network Alternative 1 & Alternative 2, Tennis Channel and SEC Network can be found on the Family Pak. FS2 is available on Standard cable (formerly Expanded Basic).
- Fox College Sports Atlantic, Fox College Sports Central and Fox College Sports Pacific will be available on the Family Pak beginning August 1.
- Where the seasonal September through December NFL RedZone programming was available as part of the Sport Tier, NFL RedZone will be available as an a la carte option to customers with the Family Pak for an additional one-time seasonal fee.
March 7, 2019
NewWave Communications’ contract with MLB Network ends on March 31, 2019. Effective April 1, 2019, NewWave will no longer carry MLB Network. MLB Network carries out-of-market games. Baseball fans will still be able to see local games on their broadcast stations, along with baseball games carried on Regional Sports Networks, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, TBS and MLB.com.
NewWave Communications is currently in negotiations with NBCUniversal (Universal Kids, Oxygen, Bravo, Syfy, USA Network, CNBC, MSNBC, The Olympic Channel, E!, Golf Channel, NBC Sports) and UpTV for the right to continue carriage of their channels. These agreements expire on 12/31/18. NewWave is committed to avoiding disruption to our customers and will attempt to reach a new agreement with NBCUniversal and UpTV before that time. We will keep you updated as these negotiations continue.
RLTV will be removed from the NewWave TV lineup due to the network discontinuing operation on December 31, 2017.
On September 27, 2017, Chiller SD, channel 145/220 will be replaced with The Olympic Channel (TOC). TOC presents year-round coverage of Olympic sports from around the world, featuring U.S athletes & teams. Programming includes live events, original series, documentaries and more. TOC will be found on 145/220, as part of the Family Plus Tier.
The following TV channels are being removed from NewWave’s TV lineup effective April 30, 2017:
THE WORD NETWORK
THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING
REALITY KINGS PPV
NewWave Communications’ agreements with programmers and broadcasters to carry their services and stations routinely expire from time to time. We are usually able to obtain renewals or extensions of such agreements, but in order to comply with applicable regulations we must inform you when an agreement is about to expire. The following agreements are due to expire soon, and we may be required to cease carriage of one or more of these services or stations in the near future:
- Fox Sports Midwest
- Fox Sports Southwest
- Fox Sports Ohio
- Fox Sports South
- Fox News
- Fox Business Network
- FX Movies
- Fox Sports 1
- Fox Sports 2
- National Geographic
- National Geographic Wild
- Fox College Sports
- Fox Deportes
- KRIV, Fox, Houston
- KTXH, MyTV, Austin