What is the Regional Sports Fee within the Taxes & Fee(s) section of my bill?

The Regional Sports Fee covers a portion of the total fee Cable and Satellite providers must pay to programmers to carry regional sports networks. Costs related to regional sports networks have grown dramatically year after year, and are one of the key drivers for increased programming fees. SECV can no longer continue to absorb these rates entirely, and as a result we need to pass on a portion to our customers.