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AT&T U-verse, DirecTV customers lose WISH-TV & MyINDY-TV 23

A message from DuJuan McCoy, founder and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, and owner of WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Customers of U-Verse and DirecTV, both owned by AT&T, are currently without WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23.

Since a deal was not reached by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31, our channels were pulled from the services.

I purchased WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 in September 2019. It is my understanding that the previous owner received substantial fees from the satellite providers to rebroadcast these stations.

I also believe the satellite providers are trying to use their business size to intimidate me and my team.

They want us to provide our programming for free to them, while likely not providing any discounts to you. Yes, that is correct. They want us to provide our programming for free to them while they were seemingly eager to pay the previous owners significant fees.

I am sorry for the inconvenience this is causing you.

This is an unfair business practice, and in my opinion, blatant discrimination against small business owners like me. The only thing that changed in the equation was me: the owner.

Circle City Broadcasting has reached fair market agreements with every other cable operator in our viewing area.

It would be unfair to them for me to simply provide my content for free to AT&T/DirecTV.

It costs my company significant expenses to purchase the quality entertainment programming and the more than 77 hours of locally produced news and content that we bring to you weekly.

I am asking you to join me in supporting locally-owned and operated businesses like mine by taking a stand against big companies like AT&T/DirecTV and DISH Network satellite companies by canceling their service immediately.

If you are a DISH Network customer, you should have been refunded the fees for the programming on WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23, which you haven’t received for several months now.

If you are a DirecTV customer, you should demand repayment of fees immediately.

For assistance with 100% of your cash reimbursement, you should contact the Indiana State Attorney General’s Office to file your complaint at 1-800-382-5516 or CLICK HERE.

We’d also encourage you to call Rob Thun, Senior Vice President of Content & Programming for AT&T/DirecTV, at 310-964-5006 and tell him you want your locally-owned and operated WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23

CLICK HERE on how to receive our programming for free over the air.

Here are our programming partners who we have long term deals with:

  • Comcast
  • Charter/Spectrum/Time Warner
  • Cinergy Metronet, Inc.
  • Cable One, Inc.
  • Central Indiana Communications
  • Endeavor Communications
  • TDS Telecommunications
  • Enhanced Telecom
  • Mulberry Cooperative Telephone
  • Swayzee Telephone
  • Pulaski-White Rural Telephone Services
  • Community Fiber Solutions
  • Oak Hill Cablevision
  • Daviess-Martin Coop
  • Skitter

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Comforting Soups to help you get through winter

Feeling the winter blues? Need some warmth to help get you through?

In our kitchen today, Michelle Dudash, RDN, Registered Dietitian, Chef and Author of Clean Eating for Busy Families, shares TWO soup recipes: A Hearty Broccoli Cheddar and Yukon Gold Potato Soup and a Chicken Tortilla Soup!

Registered dietitian and chef Michelle Dudash is here with her comforting soup recipes to help you get through winter. Here’s more:

Both recipes today are from Michelle’s book, “Clean Eating for Busy Families.”

Enjoy Hearty Broccoli Cheddar Soup without all of the saturated fat. Michelle lightens up what is typically a heavy soup by pureeing creamy gold potatoes and just a touch of butter, in place of heavy cream and lots of butter. The result is a silky, creamy soup.

  1. Yukon Gold Potatoes or Gold Potatoes are a good substitution for butter and heavy cream in recipes, since they have a buttery color and taste. They are great in mashed potatoes, too.

Puree the soup, while leaving half of the broccoli in whole florets, to keep the soup chunky and satisfying.

  1. Make Michelle’s Chicken Tortilla Soup in just 30 Minutes!
    With the help of Michelle Dash Dinners Taco Spice Kits.

Brown boneless chicken thighs or breasts on one side. Add 1 Dash Dinners Taco Spice Kit, 1 (15-oz) can crushed or diced tomatoes, 1 can rinsed and drained pinto beans, and 3 cups chicken broth. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Ladle over broken tortilla chips, if you wish, and sprinkle with your favorite toppings, like avocado, lime juice, and cilantro.

Hearty Broccoli Cheddar & Yukon Gold Potato Soup

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil or butter, or half of each
1 small onion, thinly sliced (about a cup)
1 small leak, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise, using white and light green parts only (about 1 cup)
1 stalk celery, sliced (about 2/3 cup)
1 teaspoon garlic, sliced
2 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch chunks (about 2 cups)
4 cups organic or reduced sodium vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 cups bite-size broccoli florets, divided
1 cup low-fat milk
2 cups reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
2 cups whole-grain croutons, for topping

Heat a large pot over medium heat and add oil and butter. After butter melts and begins to bubble, add onion, leek, celery, and garlic. Sauté until translucent, reducing heat as needed to prevent browning, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, broth, bay leaf, salt, and pepper, and simmer for 7 minutes. Add 3 cups of broccoli and simmer until potatoes and broccoli are fork-tender. Discard bay leaf, add milk, and remove from heat.

Ladle soup into a blender and puree for 1 minute until smooth. Add soup back to the pot and add remaining 3 cups of broccoli. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium-low until broccoli is tender. Sprinkle in 1 1/2 cups of cheese and stir until melted.

Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and croutons. Chill leftover for up to 3 days.

Total Prep and Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each (with 1/4 cup croutons and 1 rounded tablespoon cheese)

Per Serving: 374 calories; 15 g total fat; 20 g protein; 42 g carbohydrate; 7 g dietary fiber; 32 mg cholesterol

To learn more, visit www.dashdinners.com.

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