Me too. Looking at fta but without $$ it's simply window shopping. It's a sad state of affairs.
To whomever was asking about those who looked the other way while SA twisted the truth for the last x number of years and whatever, I emailed them on a number of occasions. The first time simply expressing my opinion that the religious programing skirmish with DISH was not furthering the Gospel IMHO. The second time was when they sued. I told them they should consider how it looked from the outside to see them behaving just like the rest of the business world.
What seemed like a fantastic vision and almost too good to be true is still a fantastic vision but alas, really was too good to be true.
E* just happened to get caught in the middle of the whole DayStar/Dominion controversy. E* wasn't completely innocent though. I really believe that SA acted in a very upright manner with Daystar and E*.
A lot of ppl just don't know any details and accuse SA of bad behavior. SA did everything they could privately to resolve the matter. Even the address of the web page was non-published. BTW, the web page wasn't created until after Daystar went public.
I've always liked Daystar, buy they were extremely dishonest in the whole affair. They went public and accused SA of everything in the book.
DS (Daystar) made a deal with E* because they hated not being in more homes thru SA. In their quest to be nationwide, they tried to convince everyone that they were NOT religious, but educational, so that they could get a classification of Public Access/Interest/Educational, or whatever the channels are called.
I agree with you Mom of 8 that SA did not further the cause, but E* signed a non-compete clause and I (IMO) don't think that they had a choice but to seek remedy.
For folks to accuse SA of un-Christlike behavior in the past just don't know. The current IPTV/lifers saga is a whole different animal though.
I sincerely wish SA success, and have released them from becoming a root of bitterness in me. I will not be along for the ride though. Jip me once, shame on you. Jip me twice, shame on me.