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Attention all TDS Telecom subscribers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - After long-running negotiations, TDS Telecom has decided to drop WATE 6 On Your Side from their channel offerings. 

WATE has been dropped by TDS Telecom channel offerings as of midnight, January 1. TDS subscribers will miss 'The Conners, Blackish and The Rookie on Tuesday. 

WATE 6 On Your Side and its parent company Nexstar Media Group have been working in good faith to negotiate an agreement with TDS Telecom. Unfortunately, our efforts have been thwarted by an unrealistic strategy of proposals by a distributor willing to hold its paying subscribers captive in an effort to avoid paying a fair price for our network.

WATE has been a trusted institution in East Tennessee for more than 65 years. We are proud to live in East Tennessee and look forward to serving this community for years to come. 

From all of WATE, we would like to thank our loyal viewers for standing by us. We urge you to continue to call TDS Telecom and demand they bring back WATE 6 On Your Side in their channel offerings. If you are being treated unfairly by TDS Telecom, switch TV service providers where you can be treated fairly and get the programming you want. 

You can take action today: 

Call 1-866-571-6662 today and demand TDS bring back WATE 6 On Your Side. 

Visit for more information. 

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