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Why am I now paying a Sports Surcharge on my Cable TV services?

Why am I now paying a Sports Surcharge on my Cable TV services?


Sports programming has become one of the biggest drivers of programming cost increases for cable and satellite providers, and now represents a significant amount of Sparklight Business’s programming costs. Despite our best efforts to control these sports programming fees, Sparklight Business, like other cable and satellite companies, can no longer continue to absorb these increased costs. As a result, we must pass a portion of these costs on to our customers. This surcharge covers a small portion of our costs to carry increasingly expensive sports programming that is carried by networks in every level of our channel lineup, including dedicated sports channels such as ESPN, NBC Sports, and the NFL Network, as well as on general entertainment networks such as TNT, TBS, USA Network, and your Regional Sports Networks.

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