Local Broadcast Channel Status

Atlantic Broadband is currently negotiating new contracts with many national broadcast groups to continue carriage of specific local broadcast channels (e.g. ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW) in certain systems beyond the end of 2017.  The new proposals from these broadcast groups include unprecedented price increases --over 600% in some cases.

In some cases, Atlantic Broadband and other smaller, regional cable companies are being asked to pay far more for this channel than national cable companies.  Atlantic Broadband is fully prepared to pay a fair market price for these local stations but when a broadcaster demands an unreasonable fee increase and attempts to charge us - and ultimately our customers - more than larger companies, we must take a stand.

We are working diligently to renew all our agreements with these broadcast groups without any disruption to our customers beyond December 31, 2017 when our contract(s) expires.   All impacted channels will continue to be broadcast uninterrupted through the end of the year.

Local Stations Under Negotiation as of 12/15/17

List below includes primary “in-market” stations only.

Station Network City/Town Region
WAGT NBC Aiken SC
WAGT-2 CW Aiken SC
WRDW CBS Aiken SC
WRDW MY Aiken SC
WJBF ABC Aiken SC
WJBF-2 MeTV Aiken SC
WAGT NBC Allendale/Barnwell SC
WAGT-2 CW Allendale/Barnwell SC
WRDW CBS Allendale/Barnwell SC
WRDW MY Allendale/Barnwell SC
WJBF ABC Allendale/Barnwell SC
WJBF-2 MeTV Allendale/Barnwell SC
WTAJ CBS Altoona PA
WJAC NBC Altoona PA
WGRZ NBC Bradford PA
WIVB CBS Bradford PA
WKBW ABC Bradford PA
WUTV FOX Bradford PA
WBAL NBC Chesapeake MDDE
WMAR ABC Chesapeake MDDE
WBFF FOX Chesapeake MDDE
WNUV CW Chesapeake MDDE
WTAJ CBS Clearfield PA
WJAC NBC Clearfield PA
WTNH ABC New London/Putnam CT
WCTX MY New London/Putnam CT
WUSA CBS Cumberland PA
WDVM (formerly WHAG) NBC Cumberland PA
WJLA ABC Cumberland PA
WGAL NBC Derry/Decatur PA
WHTM ABC Derry/Decatur PA
WHP CBS Derry/Decatur PA
WHP-2 MY Derry/Decatur PA
WLYH CW Derry/Decatur PA
WBAL NBC Grasonville MDDE
WMAR ABC Grasonville MDDE
WBFF FOX Grasonville MDDE
WNUV CW Grasonville MDDE
WUTB MY Grasonville MDDE
WTAE ABC Johnstown PA
WTAJ CBS Johnstown PA
WJAC NBC Johnstown PA
WTAE ABC Kingwood PA
WPGH FOX Kingwood PA
WPMY (or WPNT) MY Kingwood PA
WTAJ CBS McAlevy's Fort PA
WJAC NBC McAlevy's Fort PA
WBRE NBC Mifflinburg PA
WYOU CBS Mifflinburg PA
WOLF FOX Mifflinburg PA
WQMY MY Mifflinburg PA
WSWB CW Mifflinburg PA
WDTV CBS Parsons/Davis PA
WVFX FOX Parsons/Davis PA
WBOY NBC Parsons/Davis PA
WBAL NBC Perryville MDDE
WMAR ABC Perryville MDDE
WBFF FOX Perryville MDDE
WNUV CW Perryville MDDE
WUTB MY Perryville MDDE
WGRZ NBC Salamanca PA
WIVB CBS Salamanca PA
WKBW ABC Salamanca PA
WUTV FOX Salamanca PA
WTAE ABC Shippenville PA
WPGH FOX Shippenville PA
WPMY (or WPNT) MY Shippenville PA
WTAE ABC Uniontown PA
WPGH FOX Uniontown PA
WPMY (or WPNT) MY Uniontown PA
WFXP FOX Warren PA
WJET ABC Warren PA