Let me throw this out as a completely wild idea... At the moment, additional local stations, International programming, and HDTV programming come off the 61.5/148 birds. This programming will eventually be migrated to 105/121, although this will take at least a year or so. This leaves us with a couple of possibilities from most likely to least likely: * Additional west coast markets served by 148. * West coast feeds of certain channels. * Mirror of certain channels carried on 110 for Alaska/Hawaiian customers. What do you guys think? DirecTV could purchase the 157 slot and do the same thing. As for 61.5, it appears that the transponders are spoken for due to Sky Angel, east coast locals, and Voom service.