What I said in post #38 of this thread holds true once again. I have seen too many of these local station disputes play out like this to be concerned. This one was resolved five hours sooner with respect to the deadline than the Capitol Broadcasting dispute was. It is extremely rare for a local station to go dark on DirecTV due to a protracted carriage dispute. The risk of losing local channels (and everything else) from a thunderstorm is far greater than the risk of losing the channel to a carage dispute.