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Upcoming Contract Renewals

Armstrong strives to deliver the best TV programming available with the channels you want at a great value. All programming we offer is subject to agreements with media companies who provide content and the rights to us. These contracts vary in length, but many run for a number of years. Armstrong has consistently reached agreement with programming groups to continue carriage without experiencing an interruption of service. We will provide notification on this site in the event an agreement is not renewed.

Broadcast station signals include multicast channels, if any are associated. Broadcast stations are grouped geographically by Nielsen into designated market areas (DMA). A station may be carried in several markets but not others. Click here to view a map of these markets. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the regulatory agency for broadcast television.


Effective January 31st, Armstrong will no longer include WPXI channel 11 from Pittsburgh as part of the TV service in Mercer County, PA. All NBC network programming continues to be available on WFMJ channel 21 (moving to channel 11 on January 31st) & high definition channel 103.

Mercer County is considered part of the Youngstown, Ohio television market as defined by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Bringing in stations from other markets like Pittsburgh has become very expensive. We will continue to offer KDKA channel 2 & HD channel 102 to provide access to Pittsburgh news, sports, weather and Steelers games. Armstrong strives to keep prices as low as possible, but we don't control how much we are forced to pay for permission to carry local TV stations. We regret any inconvenience this change creates.

The Rising Cost of Programming

TV sports rights continue to skyrocket, year after year.

8 media giants own 90% of the TV channels you watch.

Total network TV fees have increased by 90% over the past decade.

Local Broadcast Station fees charged to Cable Operators have increased by 600% over the past decade.

For more information about the rising cost of programming and concerns associated with contract disputes, visit the American TV Alliance.
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