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"There are kids channels you're paying a lot of money for," says Barry Faber. "If you don't have children and you don't watch it, you're still paying for it. If you're not interested in FOX or CNN, their ratings are far lower than our broadcast stations that bring local news every day, you're still forced to pay for that."
In 2012, the largest chunk of your monthly tv bill went to ESPN. SNL Kagan is a company that tracks retransmission charges. It shows an average of $9.18 of every monthly cable and satellite bill went to the ESPN networks. Also topping the list, 3-Net. It's a group of 3D channels that cost each subscriber $1.29 a month. Another top paid channel, TNT, gets $1.18. The average local tv broadcaster gets just 33 cents. In some markets, local news is viewed by 3.5 times the number of people watching cable. Local broadcasters on average only get 7% of what cable networks receive. That's why Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns this station, is negotiating a new contract with DirecTV, which gives them the right to broadcast our signal.
If Sinclair and DirecTV can't reach a deal, our signal on DirecTV could go to black on March 1. In a statement, DirecTV says "Despite Sinclair's attempts to alarm everyone, our customers can rest assured no one is going to disrupt their programming. Sinclair has used the same tactics to frighten customers of every other major tv provider without actually taking down its stations." The reality is, without an agreement, the local programming on this station cannot be broadcast on DirecTV.
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Earth Day 2012 Living Green & Healthy
The Nashville community will celebrate the eleventh annual Nashville Earth Day Festival onSaturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park.This years theme, Living Green & Healthy will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Deans goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.The event is free and open to all ages.
The Nashville Earth Day Festivalhas been held in Centennial Park for the past 11 years and has grown to over 10,000 people in attendance.
The event will feature many exhibits and activities aimed at educating Middle Tennesseans about protecting our environment. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted bycommunity groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, will offer fun and exciting hands-on activities for all ages.