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Northland’s NewsCenter and Charter Communications reach carriage deal

The Northland’s NewsCenter has announced that the Northland’s CW 2 (KDLH DT 3.2) and My 9 (KBJR DT 6.2) will be returning to the Charter cable lineup after being absent since early March.

“Today is a great day for fans of CW 2, My 9 and most of all, the community,” said David Jensch, vice-president and station manager. “Whether you watch UMD hockey or America’s Next Top Model, fans of the great programming on these stations can now enjoy their shows without interruption.”

My 9 and the CW 2 have been off the Charter system since March 12. Charter Communications has noted it will return the signals as soon as possible.

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6 Comment(s)

  1. This was invertible. The shit would’ve hit the fan for both companies once everybody started missing the UMD football and hockey games.

    Tom | Jul 27, 2012 | New Comment
  2. The commercial messages urging people to demand that Charter carry these channels always left a bad taste in my mouth. It seemed so desperate. I know this lack of availability would mean reduced commercial revenue for KBJR, but the begging seemed so cheap.

    I have no dog in this fight because I refuse to pay for television. Cable cost $100 per month, tickets to ALL Bulldogs events in a month would not be that much. See you at the games.

    B-man | Jul 27, 2012 | New Comment
  3. I hate to sound like That Guy, but I didn’t even know that was going on. We get basic cable because for whatever reason the bundle deal from Charter (ugh--long story) was cheaper than landline+internet without TV. But we don’t have it hooked up because we prefer the over-the-air content--I built one of these for a few bucks.

    The Big E | Jul 27, 2012 | New Comment
  4. B-man, I concur. I have not payed for T.V. for over 10 years. I don’t feel I’ve missed a thing. I see UMD games for free over the air, so I wouldn’t have missed out on that either. I was actually hoping people would get fed up over this, cancel cable, and start enjoying a less television-centered life. If there is a cable generated program I really want to see, I can find it online. In the future (cue eerie music) paying for television content will have gone the way of paying for long distance phone calls and land lines.

    Rij | Jul 29, 2012 | New Comment
  5. I meant to say “paid”… I think.

    Rij | Jul 30, 2012 | New Comment
  6. I’m so glad the CW and My 9 will be returned. It’s about time. Now I can watch my Supernatural and Hart of Dixie without a converter box. I didn’t like it that way anyways. Every time Supernatural or Hart of Dixie was on I had to be home to watch it and record it because the converter box and antenna kept going out and now I don’t have to worry. I can just record it on my DVR without the channel going out, so yay.

    jessicalv22 | Jul 30, 2012 | New Comment

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