I have a hard time understanding why Sinclair Broadcasting would be able to remove our local channels on Directv programing during the negotiations. Those local station by law should be free and would be if I were to use an Antenna but because I choose to be a Directv customer and subscribe to their TV service I would be punished because and they were on their channels list. If my contract with At&t is for two years and the channel lineup is changed either by Sinclair Broadcasting for ABC, CBS. NBC and Fox and effecting the consumer who is then unable to view those stations... funny that it is also at the same time that the new seasons begin. It does make one think about pulling from Directv as a customer and get an antenna hook up for my local channels and purchase my own DVR. There are other options now as well as the FireStick, HULU, Netflix, Disney, streaming, etc. The almighty dollar hits the good payout at the top and while those that try to enjoy a few movies, series, etc get hit while two big companies fight it out. Bad form!! Please keep our local channels for news and weather at least.