Every month, Comcast pays programmers like networks, local TV station owners and others for the ability to bring their programming to you. That’s right, Comcast pays the programmers – not the other way around. When contracts near an end, new channels are created, or new contracts are offered, Comcast evaluates the terms to ensure we're delivering our customers the best entertainment at the best value. Sometimes the programmers demand excessively high fees, and Comcast is not able to carry the channel.
For years, Atlantic Coast Conference sports aired on ESPN and other networks at no additional cost to customers. Now, ESPN has launched the ACC Network, a new TV network that will carry some of the ACC games. Unfortunately, they are demanding a large fee to carry it. This would mean that all customers, even those who do not watch ACC sports, would need to pay more.
Many ACC games are still available on broadcast and cable channels without the new network. However, in support of our customers, Comcast will not carry the ACC Network until we reach an agreement at a fair and reasonable cost.
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