Perhaps my understanding is incorrect. It is based on information I have read here over the past 14 years. However, just saying it is wrong is not going to convince me. Do you have some trusted source you can share? As for the second point, you assumed I was saying the cost of retransmission should always go to the station owner. That is not what I was saying. I was saying I expected there would always be a cost to deliver locals without specifying who the money would go to. I can see why you would think that as I also said retransmission fees should not be the stations primary source of revenue, but that was not my intent.