Earl - You're being harsh and shortsighted. First of all, not everyone has a computer available where they have a television set when they want to obtain local weather reports. By the way, that's an area on which satellite should work! Technically to be able to insert local information. Second, sub-channel programming is relatively in its infancy. As carriage grows so will the quality of programming. As a televsion marketing consultant, I truly believe that there will be programming on the sub-channels that the audience will find valuable. You shouldn't dismiss their worth.