Unfortunately not. The digital conversion does not affect satellite rebroadcast (other than satellite companies needing to receive the ATSC digital signal instead of the NTSC analog signal for rebroadcast). Because of the original February 17th deadline DISH and DirecTV have already converted their receive sites over to DTV. Digital conversion does NOT require satellite carriers to carry channels in HD or to carry subchannels. There are separate rules that require a phased in carriage of HD but (and this is important) it only requires 100% HD carriage in markets where any HD is carried. If no stations in a market are carried in HD there is no requirement to upgrade.