You also said Chicago DMA ... which most certainly includes Hammond, IN. I figured you'd try to redefine and squirm out of it.
Well, yea...Chicago proper would NOT be in Hammond IN, would it; it would be Hammond IN proper.
So yea, I am saying it's NOT "Chicago" proper, which is why I used that terminology.
The point is, there are places where DISH's $49.99 package includes RSNs that DirecTV does not include. Perhaps not your place ... but your claim made earlier in the thread is false and I thank you for acknowledging that in your post.
Perhaps you should learn more about DISH carriage before coming into a DISH forum and spouting off about it? Channel 418 on DISH (channel 412-08 on the Hopper) is FOXMW ... the main FSMidwest feed.
Assuming DISH's zip lookup in this case is correct, it's most likely the FSN Indiana sub-feed f/the Indiana Pacers, as dstout suggested. (it sure as hell is NOT the "primary" Midwest/St.Louis feed w/the Cards, etc.)
When there is content on FSIndiana (such as a Pacers game) it appears on one of the Alternate channels. DISH does not have permanent separate channels set aside for the subdivisions of the regional FS feeds.
On DISH, one would find that content on the FSMidwest channel or an Alternate channel (most likely on an alternate channel).
(DISH has no mention whatsoever of FS Cincy)