Network & Station Fees
Grande pays programmers (network or station owners) a fee per channel, per month, per customer. When contracts come to an end, we negotiate new agreements. Most of the time you never hear about them. But sometimes, a network or station owner will demand a significant increase in its monthly fees. Then they may try to force us to accept their demands. In those cases, we believe it’s our responsibility to take a stand and help protect you from excessive increases.
In recent years, broadcasters and network owners have become very aggressive, demanding increasingly larger payments for carriage of their “must-see” network shows and their family of networks. Historically, most channels were available at much lower costs to consumers and the cable TV provider. Here is what is happening: