Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about any frustration this may have caused you. Recent changes in the law allow DIRECTV to offer local channels from nearby cities if the FCC determines they have a significant level of viewership outside of their home market. We are working hard to get our systems ready to deliver neighboring local channels and to determine what markets will be receiving new channels, but it may take some time. Although there’s no set timetable right now, it’s possible that we'll be ready in some cities later this year. More information will be available on DIRECTV.com as it is announced. We appreciate your patience. Is this just the same old nonsense being handed to me? Does anyone think they really will have the sv channels up by the end of this year ????