Alliance reached a new contract agreement with MLB Network over the weekend, and the channel has returned to the lineup. The contract expired March 1, and Alliance removed MLB Network. However, negotiations continued over the weekend, and Alliance and MLB Network came to an agreement. Alliance regularly renegotiates contracts with content providers. During this process, Alliance must evaluate the new contract’s rates against the channel’s overall viewership. We’re happy to report that we were able to negotiate better terms for MLB Network, which ultimately benefits you and the price you pay for cable TV.
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Coverage of the South Dakota State High School Wrestling Tournament will appear online and on cable TV. Live coverage throughout the tournament will be available at www.sdpb.org/wrestling/2018-2019. The championships will air on Alliance Cable TV channels 7 and 307 on Saturday, Feb. 23, starting a 7 p.m.
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The 2019 State A & AA Gymnastics on Feb. 8-9 will appear on Digital Channel 997 and Basic Channel 73. Times and results will be available at http://www.sdpb.org/gymnastics/2018-2019/
Alliance’s successful expansion into Rock County, MN, was mentioned in this NY Times article. “There are true heroes of rural broadband, like Alliance Communications, the cooperative that manages the fiber optic network in Rock County, Minn. … These local companies and cooperatives are more interested in serving their members and communities with a public service than in a short-term return on investment.”