Azteca America is making its way into NYC DMA. However its affiliating with a low power station. (Could they have tried purchasing one of the abundant NJN channels that service the state like WNJB 58? Central NJ already gets WNJN and or WNJT. If they purchased it, NJN could collect nice money from the sell of, plus Azteca would have cable and DBS mustcarry rights.) DirecTV currently offers Cincinnati their low power UPN. Currently DirecTV has significant penetration because of YES not available on Cablevision. NYC is the #2 Hispanic market also. Could DirecTV add WXNY-LP 39 into the DirecTV locals package? I do know Dish Network has exclusive rights for TV Azteca but I dont know if that would interrupt DirecTV from carrying a low power Azteca affiliate. What does SHVIA say regarding low power stations and copyrights? As for channel capacity, what would happen is WSAH (Shop At Home), WTBY (TBN) pull the same stunt PAX did and next mustcarry cycle they ask for carriage? Add in WFME 66, will DirecTV not carry low power stations or popular regional news channels because of potential additional mustcarries? Regarding Hispanic channels, 100000watts.com has written WKFT 40 that was prior in the Raleigh Durham package but whose tower was hit by a plane, will return but as Univision station. I remember the echostarmerger.com mentioned North Carolina as a growing area with Hispanics but no station and the merger will offer national Univision to the Hispanic population. I was bit confused because DirecTV and Dish already offer Hispanic channels. The only thing is certain ones are exclusive to Dish and others are exclusive to DirecTV. With a merger, the subscriber would get both supposedly, although I wouldnt expect the rates to be good as there would be no competing parties. Univision was against the merger for this similar reason. (Really though if Dish had purchased DirecTV and was going to offer more Spanish channels to each customer, that would be more competition for Univision. I do know many markets that are high in Hispanic rank only get Univision and Telefutura, both owned by Univision as sources). Right now DirecTV blows Dish in Spanish packaging but Dish has exclusive rights to TV Azteca.