Alternative viewing options for TDS customers

TDS is actively working to reach a fair agreement with Nexstar; however, Nexstar continues to refuse to allow TDS to broadcast the channels until an agreement is reached.

We have given Nexstar our best offer—one that we consider a reasonable increase. Nexstar is continuing to demand rates that are well outside industry norms – now up to a 112% increase. We are seeking reasonable rates to protect customers.

Here are some additional ideas to watch NFL games this weekend and how to watch shows on Fox, CBS, CW, and local newscasts.

Alternatives for FOX, ABC, and CBS

  1. FREE over the air antenna
  2. —  $7.99/month package view popular shows the day after with commercials. No commercials $11.99/month.
  3. Watch next day, times vary by provider

ABC – Hulu options:

As low as $7.99 a month. Watch next day as early as 4 a.m.: The Bachelor, 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, black-ish, Splitting Up Together, The Rookie, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Single Parents, Shark Tank, and How to Get Away With Murder

Only latest episode, that has already aired is available. Can watch with live TV option which is $39.99/month: DOES NOT WORK, customer would need to authenticate.

FOX – Hulu options:

Watch next day as early as 2 a.m.: The Gifted, Lethal Weapon, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, The Masked Singer, Gotham, The Orville, and The Resident.

Can watch with live TV option which is $39.99/month: The Passage (Series premiere); DOES NOT WORK, customer would need to authenticate

CBS – Not available on Hulu as they have their own streaming service.

  1. CBS All Access
  3. $5.99/month with one week free – limited commercials
  4. $9.99/month with one week free – commercial free*

*live TV includes commercials and select shows have promotional interruptions. DOES NOT WORK, customer would need to authenticate


National Football League games
Fox is broadcasting the Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams at 7:15, CST, on Saturday, Jan. 12. CBS is broadcasting the Sunday game between the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots at 12:05 p.m. CST; and Fox is broadcasting the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints game at 3:40 p.m., CT. All users with a smartphone have access to playoff games in the NFL and Yahoo Sports app.  Either app can be used to live stream the games being broadcast by your local Fox and CBS stations, as well as all nationally televised primetime games.

What live content is available in the NFL app?

  • Live playoff games, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl 52 on mobile devices
  • NFL Network 24/7 with authentication


  • Make sure app is updated.
  • Sign in with the correct account. Try all accounts. Power device off/on. Confirm purchase with receipt or bank account.
  • Sign out/sign in, close/reopen, or delete/download the app. For Android with Verizon, clear the app cache/data in Applications Manager, or uninstall updates, and update the app again.
  • You can only use the apps to live stream NFL games on a phone, not a tablet, laptop, or connected TV.
  • Disable/remove ad-blocking software/extensions/apps.

You might have to use data, not wifi. Some fans who have been trying to use the apps to live stream NFL games were prompted to log in with a pay TV provider account, and that they were instructed to turn off wifi and use their cellular data. For the apps to function properly, you must download the latest version. If you have an older version, you may be asked for a pay TV log-in. And while you can live stream most of the games available on the NFL App or Yahoo Sports app while connected to wifi, it seems there are some games that can only be streamed if wifi is turned off.

Additional viewing options for local news are listed below:

  • FOX – KRQE and KBIM – Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Cortez, Hobbs, Lovington, Ruidoso, Truth or Consequences, and Socorro Customers
    Live stream local newscast:
  • FOX – KXRM – Fort Carson and Woodland Park Customers
    Live stream local newscast:
  • CBS – KRQE, KBIM, and KREZ – Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Lovington, Ruidoso, Cortez, and Socorro Customers
    Live stream local newscast:
  • CBS – KLBK – Seminole
    Live stream local newscast:
  • CBS – KLAS – Mesquite Customers
    Live stream local newscast:
  • ABC – KMID – Eunice, Fort Stockton, and Alpine Customers
    Live stream local newscast:
  • ABC – KTVX – St. George and Cedar City Customers
    Live stream local newscasts:

There is no streaming option, but you can watch full episodes of some of select shows under the Videos tab on the MeTV website.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to negotiate on your behalf.

Please note: When the stations return, customer’s set top boxes will update automatically.






One Response to Alternative viewing options for TDS customers

  1. Matthew Shepler June 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    it’s so good to see that, this year i’ll also using ­ NFLTVNOW­ ­ to watching that.

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