I dont recall ever saying they HAVE to give you these channels. I am the one saying that there are options and dont just settle for crap if there are options. I have had incentive from the get go. I went from no locals from DirecTV for years to just two, to two plus to significantly viewed to 4 with two significantly viewed. Believe me it took years to get it all done to as I learned more every time I worked on it. Its just like the waiver process, the law says that DirecTV can activate a DNS station if the local affiliate does not reply to the waiver request after 30 days. DirecTV, not wanting to upset the in market DMA stations, will not turn them on unless the affiliate approves. I am sure there are some people that have had DirecTV turn on their DNS after waiting more than 30 days with no response from the affiliate. It might not be common practice but I would bet you it happens occasionally. I also bet the ones that get it to happen are not the ones that dont call and ask about it. It will only be the ones really persistent that have a chance to get them added at least in this specific fashion.