WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT WE HAVE REACHED AN EXTENSION WITH DIRECTV THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25TH. WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED AS NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE.

Please watch the video or read the below WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SECTION to understand more about retransmission agreements between us, your local broadcaster and your national cable or satellite provider.

 

HAWAII NEWS NOW PROUDLY SERVES THE STATE OF HAWAII

Hawaii News Now (HNN) and television stations KGMB and KHNL serve the entire state of Hawaii, broadcasting more than 40 hours of local news content each week. HNN delivers news and information 24-hours a day to the people of Hawaii – on television, online on HawaiiNewsNow.com, through its mobile apps and on social media. HNN is the premier source for breaking news, severe weather information, groundbreaking investigations and quality reporting on topics important to the community – keeping families across Hawaii safe and informed. In addition to its award-winning news products, HNN provides the best in entertainment and sports programming from the CBS and NBC networks.

Through its ongoing “Good Things About Hawaii” PSA campaign, HNN proudly partners with dozens of local non-profit organizations throughout the year for events that give back to and improve our community. Notable events include the Hawaii Foodbank Annual Food Drive, the Salvation Army Angel Tree Campaign, Goodwill Goes Glam!, the American Heart Association Heart Walk, and the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Our television stations have served the state of Hawaii for more than 110 years combined: KGMB is Hawaii’s first television station, signing on the air on December 1, 1952; KHNL first signed on in 1962 ​

 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

OUR LOCAL CONNECTION

We are part of your community. Our employees are proud to live here and committed to serving you with the best local news, weather and sports. From severe weather warnings to your favorite shows, we’re thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your family.

 

OUR LOCAL RELATIONSHIPS

Local TV stations are local businesses. Our local viewers are our local customers. As a local business, we are proud to create good jobs, support local charities, and work with local companies…to help grow their business. Like many businesses, we need to work with partners to reach our ultimate customer: you.

In order for our station to deliver our content and services to you, we need to reach deals with the national cable and satellite companies that bring our signal to your home. Our national cable and satellite partners get a lot of value from carrying highly watched local channels to their customers.

In return, we ask our cable and satellite partners to pay us a fair market rate for the right to carry our signal. The price we ask is determined by the marketplace, through negotiations that take place between our local company, network and syndicated programmers, and hundreds of cable and satellite companies.

In the vast majority of cases, these negotiations are settled in a business-like fashion and you are never bothered with the details. Unfortunately, a very small number of national cable and satellite companies have recently decided that for some reason they don’t have to participate in the marketplace like everyone else. This small handful of operators together account for over 90 percent of the disruptions that have occurred across the country over the past few years.

 

OUR LOCAL COMMITMENT

Our commitment to you is that we will always do our best to reach fair, market-based deals. We never want our viewers to experience a disruption or even the threat of a disruption.  In those few cases where our cable or satellite distributors force a dispute, we will always do our part to keep you informed and make sure you know all your choices.

We know you don’t want to be dragged into our business negotiations or be asked to take sides. When a national cable or satellite company simply refuses to engage in fair, market based negotiations, we have no choice but to stand our ground. After all, the revenue we generate is invested back into our community: providing local news, weather and coverage, network programming, supporting local events and charities and creating good jobs.

By standing together for a thriving local broadcast industry operating in a fair marketplace, everyone can win –  most importantly you, the viewers we have committed to serve.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You can help keep your programming by sending a message to DIRECTV. If they won’t listen, consider switching to a provider that cares for our community. Go to www.cablemover.com or www.allconnect.com or www.cabledealfinder.com  to find alternative providers in your area. And remember, you can always receive our station free over-the-air, online and on streaming devices.