Broadcast TV Fee: What is it anyway?
If you’re wondering “what is a broadcast TV fee,” you’re not alone. Tens of millions of cable subscribers across the country pay their television providers for a broadcast TV fee or a broadcast TV surcharge or one of their equivalents without any any idea what those fees and surcharges mean. So, what is a broadcast TV fee for?
The short answer? Nothing.
The long answer is that broadcast TV fees are a way for cable companies to extract a little bit more profit from you, without it looking like a price hike. They aren’t a required government tax and they haven’t always existed. They’re a clever billing trick.
I totally understand internet, tv, equipment fess going up, but this fee without an explanation is totally ridiculous.