I have Dish Network, and know nothing about other satellite providers in the US except for Directv. I was looking at the NBC Sports Network page for my area, Rockford/Chicago, and I noticed that NBC Sports Network is available on Satellites other than Directv and Dish Network: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/45818...ty=json&zip=61084&zccSubmit.x=0&zccSubmit.y=0 Here is what comes up: 4DTV Channel W5287 C-Band Channel G7-21 A couple of questions 1) Is that an unencrypted "free" feed of NBC Sports Network? 2) How would I go about accessing NBC Sports Network through one of those satellite services? Are those satellites/channels viewable from my area? These might be newbie questions and questions that belong in a different forum, but I thought I would ask them here.