But the moderator has not indicated whether he has inside information from Dish to the effect that Dish will not offer a la carte national distants, or whether this is just his speculation. He has also indicated in the "RV and Distant Networks" thread that a waiver is necessary to receive distants in an recreational vehicle. This is not the case. Proof of registration of an RV takes the place of a waiver.
The newbee 31 post (so far) poster has overlooked the experience of the moderator in these issues. As the newbee states: "Proof of registration of an RV takes the place of a waiver." Provide valid registration and you have provided the waiver. Perhaps a nit or two could be picked over word choice. But you agree that the registration works as a waiver ... so when one says a waiver IS needed to add distants to an RV account we are in full agreement.
If you have misread anything I have posted as an official statement from DISH I apologize. Nothing I say should be construed as official policy of DISH Network, DirecTV or any other provider. Most people here understand that.
What is missing from this discussion is that we do not know the terms of the contract between AAD and Dish. That is what will now govern Dish's carriage of distants, once the injunction is lifted. That is the bottom line, and we don't know the terms of that contract.
If you have such information and can legally share it feel free. In a vacuum everyone is right and everyone is wrong, to a certain extent.
I'm pretty confident in the responses that I have given on this issue based on my knowledge and experience (including following the creation of the AAD service via DISH and the court cases involved). I'm not going to say DISH can't offer distants because of some deal with AAD or that AAD's contract will end immediately when DISH has the ability to offer distants. My expectation from years of watching DISH is that DISH will continue to take money from AAD for as long as AAD can afford to pay for the space. When AAD can no longer make the payments their service will naturally come to an end. If DISH can make more money from that space doing something else I would not expect the lease to AAD to be renewed. It is all business.