is specifically designed to educate our video customers on what USA Communications is up against when we negotiate contracts with national and local programmers.  This site will also provide updates to you on contract talks that could result in some channels going dark if an agreement is not reached. One example is the Viacom contract that that expires on March 31, 2014.  Other negotiations that will take place this year include ESPN, Disney, Scripps Networks and of course the retransmission agreements with all of the local broadcasters. It is possible that any or all of these could go into dispute, if so the website will be your main source of information on this important topic.