It's just not Dish. Right now here in the St. Louis area the CBS local affiliate is scrolling a message telling Direct and Charter Spectrum customers warning them that they may lose connecvity if contract negotiations are not successful and the ABC affiliate is scrolling a message warning Direct and U-Verse customers that they may lose the local ABC affiliate. Quite honestly the broadcasters are making major moves in their pricing and the retransmitters like the satellite and cable providers are not being very receptive to raising rates to cover these increases.
You can consider a different provider but understand this issue is going on with all the rebroadcast providers and is not just an issue that only affects Dish customers. I'm lucky and just bought the Dish OTA module that plugs into my Hopper. This allowed me to drop my local subscription and feed the Hopper with the local channels with an indoor antenna. Won't help though on things like Fox Sports and other non OTA channels.
I'm cross posting this on every thread I can fine. I'm as upset at at a service provider as I've ever been. I spoke with some dumbass named Ashley on Chat that kept giving me the price of an OTA adapter, me telling her I did not want to pay for it. I have a perfectly functioning OTA antenna for weather issues. I just can't DVR with it. Dish Network is about the most worthless service provider I've seen. Maybe I'm the dumbass. I've stuck it out with them for 20 years.