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CLICK: KOMO-TV unfair to Tacoma in cable dispute

I formerly headed up programming for a local ABC-TV affiliate. I later had a similar role with Tacoma’s Click Network, so I can see both sides of the dispute between Click and KOMO-TV that has kept the channel dark.

Stations like KOMO used to be thrilled to be on cable as no station can reach every home with a simple antenna. Cable systems like Click have spent millions of dollars wiring homes and making other capital improvements, making sure high-definition channels look pristine.

Local stations that used to get paid by networks like ABC for carrying programs now often pay

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TV: KOMO rate increases are out of control

As a longtime Click cable customer, I place a high value on its local service and presence. I am very disappointed that KOMO-TV (Fisher Broadcasting) is raising the rates it charges Click for a second consecutive year. Increases of 97 percent (2011 to 2012) and 60 percent (2012 to 2013) are unacceptable, particularly in these tough economic times.

I don’t blame Click for not agreeing to a new KOMO contract for 2013. Any increases in broadcast rates are eventually passed on to retail ratepayers. KOMO should include a disclosure of its past and proposed rates in its advertisements warning the

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