For years, the dbs folks never bothered to carry the independent ota station, or indeed any of the sub-channels of any stations. The answer has always been lack of bandwidth through the satellites. But why haven't any of the streamers carried them? The cost vrs the network channels has to be minimal if not zero; a couple of services carry a station or two, and YouTube tv has pbs and one wonders how much they're paying, if anything beyond what it costs to grab the signal off the air and feed it to their transmission system. Just a thought. Cable of course and now Locast carries these channels, with or without dvr.