Loss of access to CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX.
Our zip code is specific for Sterling County, and we live in Sterling City, Direct TV identifies us as living in San Angelo, TX. Our "local market" network stations do come from San Angelo, but it is 43 miles away and those local stations are available on DISH as our network affiliates. However, they are not available on DIRECT TV.
Does Direct TV plan to begin local network affiliate channels, or do we have to disconnect from DIRECT TV and change our proramming to DISH in order to receive the major networks? We will all do that if that is the only way to get the major networks. We live too far away to get them any other way--years ago we had TV antennnas requiring massive towers electric rotors to turn them, and they still barely came in with snowy pictures and fuzzy sound. I certainly have no desire to return to those days, especially when a competitor has made arrangements to get us the networks through the "local area" (not exactly local, but they do serve our area and are what cable providers in San Angelo proper and the regional viewing area provide.