Viewpoint: WDAM and local cable - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Viewpoint: WDAM and local cable

January 1 marks the day nationwide when re-negotiated contracts between cable companies and television stations will go into effect.

WDAM is pleased to report that our parent company, Raycom Media has successfully reached agreements with all the cable companies in our disignated market area with only one exception. While still negotiating and optimistic for a positive outcome we have yet to reach agreement with Home Cable Entertainment run by Leland Dennison out of Walker Louisiana.

Until a final agreement is reached subscribers to this one cable system will not have authorization after midnight December 31, 2008 to carry WDAM. This will affect their subscribers in Mclaurin, Sanford, Seminary, and Sunrise according to Mr. Dennison. WDAM deeply regrets this inconvenience and hopefully will have an agreement worked out with home cable entertainment just as we do with all the other cable companies listed in our designated area.

Of course viewers can still get WDAM free over the air in these areas...though in some cases rabbit ears or an antenna may be needed. You may reach Home Cable Entertainment and urge a speedy resolution to the retransmission agreement if you so desire at 225-665-4997 at their home office in Walker, Louisana.

Again, if you are not on this system and in our 8-county disignated area, you should have no interruption receiving WDAM on cable as usual.

By the way, on behalf of your extended family at WDAM-TV, this is Jim Cameron wishing you and yours a happy, blessed and safe new year.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:10:52 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:04:09 GMT
    As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

    More >>

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

    More >>
  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:51:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:55 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:55:54 GMT
    (Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.(Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:52 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:13:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
Powered by Frankly