Maybe if the OTA networks were convinced that a significant number of subscribers just don't watch the local affiliates any longer, they would help get the law changed. I'd like very much to be able to watch the national versions of NBC/CBS/ABC/PBS, but since I can't, I've given up watching the old broadcast networks entirely. But my circumstances may well be unusual.
I can't receive anything OTA, due to local topography on Oahu, but DirecTV provides HD versions of the local affiliates for all the old networks, plus MeTV, so I could watch them if I chose. I don't watch them, because they kill me with commercials (their times run behind the hour so they can insert extra commercials), and also because in the DirecTV schedule, they're all clustered together down at the bottom, where I don't ordinarily even see what they have on. And I'm not interested in local news, games, or special events (other than the rare hurricane or tsunami).
Edited by GregLee, 23 January 2014 - 06:54 AM.