DirecTV had the same problem with Tribune back in may. A good 30+ markets had channels pulled plus the national WGN channel. I think it took 4 days of black before they got a deal. I'm siding with Dish on this one though, just like I sided with DirecTV. It has been noticed that in recent years, programmers have been asking for extreme price increases or unrealistic "all or nothing" carriage deals, such was the case with the recent Viacom/DirecTV dispute. I say drop em for a week. They won't be able to last for much longer than that, and Dish will have a good deal. I guarantee you, people aren't fleeing anywhere the first week. Not even the second week.... so Dish (and DirecTV) will lose a LOT, LOT less than these stations will in advertising income that they now can't show to millions of Dish viewers in a variety of regions. So even though I am not a Dish subscriber, I stand with Dish. Suck it, Sinclair!