at one time i was told by dish it would happen in november. i have checked on it again and now they have to no date to offer. i am with direct tv and have been for 2 years,only because i couldnt get my columbus,ohio hd locals. i would change back in a heart beat if dish put them up.
I just "moved" to Cleveland from Columbus (North of the city, Delaware area) and I get a message when I tune to a local HD channel that says:
"Sorry for the interruption. There is no need to call us. We are working to have this channel back as soon as possible. You may still watch non-local programming by pressing the GUIDE button on your remote control and selecting another channel."
I have a "wing" pointed at 61.5, and even covered up my 129, but I still cannot get rid of this screen. I have 60-70 on most of the transponders, so I am not sure if the spot is tighter than I would expect, I need Dish to "re-hit" my receivers, or they are truly having issues.
I live less than 30 miles south of the Cleveland DMA, so I am perplexed.
If you are getting the message on your local channels, there is a problem between the locals and Dish and there is nothing wrong with your system. If they do not come back soon, call Dish and ask what is happening.