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Retransmission Consent

Tel-Star is currently attempting to negotiate a retransmission agreement with Cunningham Broadcasting who manages the FOX affiliate WYZZ. They are asking for a 70% increase over 3 years. We believe this is extreme and completely unwarranted. Cunningham has hired the outside consulting firm Max Retrans to represent them in the negotiations. Their name says it all. The higher the price for WYZZ, the more money they get in commission. Attempts to negotiate directly with Cunningham Broadcasting have gone unanswered. Our latest offer, which is at a premium to other Big 4 networks, was flatly refused. In an effort to keeps basic cable rates as low as possible, we will continue to fight for a fair and reasonable rate. We know these increases come directly out of our customer’s pockets.
Cunningham has threatened to pull the station from our line-up on December 31st if we don’t agree to their demands. If this unfortunate event happens, we will continue to negotiate a fair deal on your behalf.

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PROMOTION AND UPDATES

New Channel Lineup!
October 5, 2016

Many channels have changed and many new channels added! Click HE RE for a printable version.

 

 

Refer A Friend!
January 7, 2015

Tell your friends, neighbors, family! If you refer a new customer to Tel-Star; you and them will receive a $50 credit on your account!

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NOTIFICATIONS

Chiller Network
December 7, 2017

Effective January 1st, 2018: NBC Universal is pulling the Chiller Network off air. It is currently channel 297 in our Family Entertainment package. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Programming Changes
August 22, 2016

In an effort to keep basic cable rates as low as possible, we will no longer offer Comcast Sports Network, Big Ten Network, Fox Sports Midwest and Bloomberg Television. Decisions like this are not made lightly and are solely based on cost versus viewership. We will be announcing replacement channels and a number of additional HD channels soon.

 

 

Email Billing Now Available!
February 23, 2016

Sign up today to receive your bill electronically!

 

 

 

Modem Upgrades!
September 8, 2015

With the new High Speed Internet package at 100M, some customers will need to update their modems. Call us today to check if yours needs replaced. If you rent from us, we will schedule a time to come switch out the rental unit or we can mail it to you for more flexibility. We also now rent modem/router combination units too!

 

 

 

WELCOME TO TEL-STAR

Tel-Star Communications, Inc. has been bringing the finest entertainment

to our area since 1989.

 

We are still locally owned and operated by the same group of people that were instrumental in bringing cable service to rural Central Illinois.

 

We are committed to providing you with quality cable entertainment, internet service and digital telephone service. Our commitment to you doesn't stop there.  We also pledge top quality customer service and highly trained technicians when assisting customers.

 

You can count on us to be here for you now and for years ahead.

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