Oddly enough, Directv added a channel for my Fox affiliate to warn me that the local Fox affiliate may not be available in the future. Yet they haven't done that with my ABC affiliate owned by Hearst. Probably not as serious yet. I wonder why Dish, Directv, Cable, FIOS and uVerse providers don't just ban together and tell all the local stations that their signal is free in the local area and stop charging people (sat and cable) that increase their ad revenues. If it wasn't for the sat and cable industry, the local stations wouldn't have any significant amount of viewers. They spend millions to put up towers with megawatt transmitters to offer free TV and then want to charge third parties that help them achieve that goal?