- Jun 27, 2010
Who said anyone would lose locals?I don't think Dish would go that far.I'm just speculating,I do know that 129 is on a very low elevation here,and I do know that Dish tried to insist on eastern arc only for us,even though we still have legacy receivers.At some point,again speculation on my part,I would think Dish would like to have some areas on one arc only.That would free up quite a bit of b/width.When the next sat launches,what arc is it slated for,and is it mainly spotbeam or conus?That could be very telling as to what they plan for the future.
Lose locals in the sense that if Dish, for example, moved locals off, western arc for an area and only had them on eastern arc, then there are subs out there who don't have line of sight to the eastern arc, and as a result would lose their local channels.
I agree with you. I don't think Dish would go that far either and from what I'm hearing, they're not.