Well, if Dish could show the guide data for the OTA channel and they choose not to do so, it's kinda infantile, isn't it? It's not going to stop anyone from getting around it with a manual timer. It just makes it inconvenient.
Now I'm mad at Dish.
Usually I find that BOTH sides in these kinds of disputes do things that are "infantile"... Both sides end up negotiating from a point of "I'll take my ball and go home"... which is, frankly, their prerogative to do so... but it doesn't win any friends.
I'm for stations asking for whatever they can get... and I'm for Dish trying to pay as little as they can get away with... and while I'm affected by this particular dispute, I hold fast to my "let it go dark if that is what it takes" mantra. Whether it is a channel I watch or don't watch... I'm ok... I do wish these companies would learn to do these negotiations better.
I mean... Media General wants to be carried by Dish... Dish wants to carry these LiLs... they should be able to agree on something without throwing tantrums, name-calling, starting "be my friend but not THEIR friend" Web sites, etc. etc.