Hi. I read with much interest all the comments concerning the possibilities that many DISH subscribers may be denied some of their locals. I, too, am faced with the prospect of being denied access to my Gray Broadcasting Company locals. That would be Fox and CBS. Those locals used to be owned by Withers Broadcasting. Now they are Gray Company properties and we are going to get a nice "Welcome To Gray Broadcasting" gift of aggravation and denial. But the blame is to be shared by both DISH and Gray in my case, DISH and different local station owners in other cases. And what they are fighting over, with subscribers in the middle is probably just a few pennies per subscriber. Remember the big dust - up between DIRECTV and The Weather Channel a couple of years ago was just over 3 or 4 cents per subscriber. Are these pennies worth the aggravation to everyone? Thank you.
Hi, Chadt4141 and stile99. As you can see, I, like most everyone at one time or another, comment or express opinions, occasionally, without all the facts. Why do we do it? Beats me. Maybe it is because we think we HAVE to be right because it seems "in the ballpark" of logic and reasoning. That certainly does not make it factual. I did learn just last night that Gray had reached an agreement with DISH. Thank you.
Let's hope that maybe the new member appointed to the FCC today can do something about the retransmission fees that broadcasters get from cable/sat companies. You know, those same signals sent OTA received on an antenna for free.