Viewing ideas 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 CBS, CW, and local newscasts.

Customers can go to, subscribe and receive one week free. The monthly fee, after the first free week, is $5.99 with commercials, or commercial free, $9.99 a month. They can stream their local live broadcast, including NFL on CBS.

ABC and ESPN will simulcast the first game of the playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3:35 pm/CT: Indianapolis Colts are playing the Houston Texans. Customers subscribed to the Freedom tier, can catch the game on ESPN.

CW Options
1. provides access to CW network shows beginning at 11 p.m. the night the show aired on broadcast
2. The CW app is available on most streaming devices, it is easy for customers to watch shows only a few hours after their initial airing at no cost
3. CW and Netflix agreement allows for all series to show up on Netflix eight days after the season finale.

National Football League games
Fox is broadcasting the Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks game on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:15, CST. 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.

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