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I think the west coast first rollout is mostly due to fewer total subscribers - less population density - in the west versus the east. It's easier to handle responses from 500,000 customers than from 1,500,000 customers if there are problems discovered.

Now I want to ask my dumb question of the day. What exactly does "Locals in Local" mean? What is the "in local" part? Why not just say HD Locals?

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It's just a legal definition--you know how lawyers are.

US Code: Title 47, Chapter I, Section 76.66(a)(6):

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Local-into-local television service. A satellite carrier is providing local-into-local service when it retransmits a local television station signal back into the local market of that television station for reception by subscribers.
Thanks. And as harsh noted, the definition has nothing to do with HD. LIL is just as applicable to SD although I don't recall seeing anyone use the term before the MPEG4 rollout of HD locals.

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