Price Notice August 1, 2013:
10 Ch Economy TV Service: Last January, the local broadcast TV stations increased the fees they charge cable viewers. The price for the 10 Ch Economy TV Service which includes the local broadcast TV stations (channels 2-13) will increase $1 per month effective August 1, 2013, to $22/mth plus City Fee plus any Internet services you might have.
Classic 80 Cable TV: The fees paid for the wide array of cable networks we offer, such as CNN, ESPN, Discovery, and others, increased Jan 2013. Those increases by the cable networks plus the local broadcast TV stations, coupled with the cost of the new channels that viewers have been asking for, will result in an increase of the Classic 80 Cable TV monthly price of $4/mth. Effective August 1, 2013, if you have the Classic 80 package (chs 2-77), you will see an increase of $4/mth plus City Fee in addition to other services you may have.
Notices for the addition of new channels, changes, deletions, and price changes are posted at CSiNewsNow.com, CSiCable.com, CSi 2, sent via a mass Email, announced on The Wayne Byers Show, and sent via USPS in a postcard mailer. Posted June 29, 2013.
Channels New to the lineup:
Fox Sports 1 – formerly Speed - is an upcoming American sports-oriented cable channel. The network will air live sporting events, including the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Major League Baseball (starting in 2014), the UFC, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and original programming. The network will be owned by the Fox Sports Media Group division of 21st Century Fox, and will launch on August 17, 2013, replacing Speed. Fox Sports 1 will be based primarily from the Fox Sports division’s headquarters in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, though the network will also operate offices in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina (the latter of which currently serves as the homebase of Speed). Fox requires we add Speed as of Aug 1, and they will rebrand it FS1 on Aug 17.
National Geographic Channel, aka NAT GEO, airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society and other production companies. Like History and the Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual content involving nature, science, culture, and history, plus some reality programming. Per Fox requirement, NAT GEO will be added July 31.
ESPN Classic, features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. Programs include biographies of famous sports figures or a rerun of a famous World Series or Super Bowl, often with added commentary on the event.
Midco Sports Net – exclusive home to UND Hockey. A change this year, as UND Hockey will only be available to viewers if MSN is carried as a full-time channel, which will include University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University sports, plus the UND Sports Network, and other broadcasts of University of North Dakota sports, along with many other smaller colleges in the Dakotas and Minnesota.