Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: komo

Jan.
9th

CLICK: KOMO owner should consider wishes of viewing public

I am on a fixed income, and though I’ve been a faithful watcher of Channel 4 for years, if Fisher Broadcasting cannot reach a reasonable agreement with Tacoma’s Click Network, I will certainly miss Channel 4, but I will not switch from Click, as its rates are more reasonable than other providers.

I hope Fisher Broadcasting will consider the wishes of the viewing public in its negotiations with Click, rather than looking to increase its bottom line.

 

Jan.
8th

CLICK: Goodbye, KOMO

Apparently Fisher Broadcasting is not aware of the current television landscape. This is no longer the time period of two or three broadcast channels.

Hasn’t Fisher Broadcasting scrolled through the offerings available to the public? There are more choices than needed. Every segment of the market is covered. Just why does Fisher think we are wedded to KOMO? Frankly, of the three major network affiliates in the area, KOMO is last on my list to watch.

The longer Fisher holds out, the fewer viewers will return to its channel. Tonight, I will be watching my news, as usual on KING,

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Jan.
8th

CLICK: Advertiser pressure might work on KOMO

KOMO is being very unfair to Tacoma’s Click Network and its subscribers. KOMO could restart the Channel 4 signal to Click and submit their dispute to future binding arbitration.

Many local advertisers have lost the ability to reach customers via Channel 4. Perhaps if these advertisers were encouraged by their customers to pressure KOMO to act, the signal might return sooner. One can find these advertisers here.

Jan.
3rd

CLICK: KOMO’s losing a viewer

I am a satisfied Click Network customer and ardent supporter of my local community. I would like to encourage others to do what I did and investigate the dispute between Click and Fisher Broadcasting (owner of KOMO TV).

Currently Click is not broadcasting KOMO programming, which means no ABC shows. The reason Click took a stand was because Fisher is raising its rates to unreasonable levels. These rates will undoubtedly mean higher rates for me and my family.

So sorry, Fisher. I will just change the channel until you become reasonable. Click!

Jan.
2nd

CLICK: Network offers welcome competition

I am sorry that KOMO TV and Click cannot come to a contract agreement.

I remember too well the sorry service, high fees and nonavailability of programs when we had access to only one cable company. I am not a proponent of government getting involved in private business enterprise, but as no other private business would intercede so that we could receive good and fair service, I signed on with Click at the first opportunity and will remain a customer. I have friends who have moved out of Tacoma and wish they could still receive Click.

I can watch the

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Jan.
2nd

CLICK: KOMO enjoying rising revenues

Re: “Click users may find KOMO missing today” (TNT, 1-1).

How much is enough, KOMO? I can live without you and Steve Pool. Hardly a fitting legacy to Kathy Goertzen.

Fisher Communications Inc. reports its third-quarter 2012 financial results (Nov. 1, 2012): Net television revenue increased 14 percent to $34.7 million; TV cash flow increased 55 percent to $10.5 million; and earnings per diluted share increased 56 percent to $0.25.

 

Jan.
2nd

CLICK: KOMO being greedy with rate demands

I am a news hound. I cannot live without news.

KOMO 4 News is one of a couple trusted news sources I get my daily news from, and the Click Network is the cable provider.

Click is a public entity and not-for-profit. A rate increase like the one proposed by KOMO-TV is unacceptable and would require multiple cable TV customer rate increases to cover. Customers are strapped for money; they do not need the rate hikes. Shame on KOMO-TV.

All local broadcast stations except KOMO-TV have agreed to reasonable rates that are acceptable to Click. Why cannot KOMO-TV?

Fisher Broadcasting

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Jan.
2nd

CLICK: KOMO seeks unreasonable rate increase

As a Click Network customer, I am very disappointed that KOMO is no longer available to Click cable subscribers. Click is a not-for-profit and is required to cover its operating costs. KOMO had requested more than 200 percent in rate increases from Click for 2012 and 2013.

KOMO is asking Click to pay more than KOMO charges other cable providers. KOMO is also asking for a higher rate than Click pays other other local broadcast stations. I would urge customers to support Click and ask KOMO to negotiate a reasonable settlement.