Originally Posted by BMillervegas
Lets make it simple ESPN,MSNBC,FOX,TNT,TBS and almost all of the channels COX carries including the locals with must carry charge COX
which then passes the fee onto the customer . Bounce which is on Prism and several apartments is not on COX your point that KGNG is not a legacy must carry station is a good one . So Bounce can not demand to be put on and or ask for bucks. So it is free to COX. WOW ! a major channel with sports and original programming for free? Where's the rub . It's owned and operated by african americans and is free over the air.
1) Eligible local stations can ask for must carry or
retransmission consent. Not both. So, your saying that "...locals with must carry charge Cox..." is quite incorrect.
2) Neither "Bounce TV" or its mother station KGNG can be called "major." KGNG is a low power TV station. "Bounce TV" is 1 of 8 sub-channels of this LPTV station.
Why should Cox carry KGNG when they already carry HSN (channel 17) ?? HSN pays a percentage of sales to cable companies. Will KGNG give Cox that same percentage of sales?