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WTEV, WAWS, MyTVJax No Longer Available to Litestream and Mainstream Media Cable Customers

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Updated: 1/31/2009 11:56 pm
Jacksonville, FL, February 1, 2009, WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax, television stations serving the Jacksonville viewing area announced today that their current contract with Litestream and Mainstream Media has expired. WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax’s attempts to reach a new multi-year agreement with Litestream and Mainstream Media for both their broadcast signals have been unsuccessful.

Under the guidelines of Federal regulations, local broadcasters, such as WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax and their parent company may negotiate with all cable companies to allow for the re-transmission of their broadcast signals WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax only want what we believe to be fair compensation for the quality programming we distribute and that Litestream and Mainstream Media re-sells to its customers. WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax have completed successful negotiations with all of the Satellite and Telco providers and virtually all of the cable operators in the Jacksonville viewing area.

Viewers will not be able to watch WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax. You will not be able to watch FOX Network programming including such hits as American Idol, House and sports programming like the Daytona 500 plus all the popular My Network TV programming. Also, CBS Network programming including CSI, Survivor, the CBS Soaps as well as CBS47 News will not be available.

WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it with Litestream and Mainstream Media. If you subscribe to Litestream and Mainstream Media and lose WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax, call Litestream and Mainstream Media and let them know you want them to carry our signal.

Viewers can receive WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 MyTVJax through alternate means, including free over the air with an antenna, or switching to a satellite or Telco service, such as Dish Network, DirecTV, Verizon Fios or AT&T U-Verse.

If you wish to once again view WAWS FOX30, WTEV CBS47 and WAWS-DT2 on these cable companies, please express your views by calling them at the numbers below:



Litestream 904-940-9528.

Mainstream Media 305-443-8288.
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