Echostar is seeking to phase out the need for a second dish to receive locals. More HERE. With that said though, Charlie stated that he may have to cancel local television programs in as many as 30 markets if Congress bars him from making customers use two dish antennas. More HERE. Rupert Murdoch reported more than 900,000 new DirecTV US subscribers in the first quarter bringing the total up to 12.63 Million. More about that HERE.