East and West feed will not work for FOX, CBS, NBC. do to sports
Fox shows up 3 MLB games a day.
NBC show 2-3 NHL games at the same time no that long ago.
FOX and CBS show like 12-16 NFL games a day with some over lap.
WGN / WCIU shows sports some times at the same time and Some sports can not air on wgn america.
WGN has long term Bulls, cubs, sox and Blackhawks deals.
CSN CHI does not have alot room to take all the WCIU games / WGN games.
May need a CSN CHI +2 HD maybe even CSN CHI +3 HD to fit the FSN stuff + Bulls, cubs, sox and Blackhawks in with CSN CHI + be coming a much more used channel. maybe forcing a CLTV / CSN + split.
WGN can start there own RSN maybe taking the CUBS, Blackhawks with the bulls , sox going to CSN. But even a set up like will need both to have over flows.
Last year in the play offs CSN +2 was needed and it's was SD only.
38% of Western Arc and 34% of Eastern Arc transponders are used for spotbeams or locals.
23% of Western Arc and 24% of Eastern Arc transponders are used for national HD feeds (132 24/7 feeds including 23 PPVs and 12 slots for RSNs).
37% of Western Arc and 20% of Eastern Arc transponders are used for SD feeds. An additional 7% of Eastern Arc transponders are used for international channels and PIs.
(At the moment there are additional Eastern Arc transponders in use for HD and SD due to the channel shuffling in progress. The percentages will drop when the shuffling completes.)
There are entire satellite locations that would not exist if it were not for carrying locals. All the HD on 129 could fit on 110 and 119 ... 77 is all locals (the Latino channels there could move to 72.7 or 61.5).
DISH could also close 10 uplink centers and the points of presence for nearly all of the 210 markets.
Between your two posts, I figure that if we got rid of locals, there'd be some way to give sports enthusiasts their regional/local sports teams. I'm sure it would have to be a mix of sponsorship and subscription, but I bet it could be done.