It can also be "oh cool, we got a new channel. I wonder how much my bill is going up this time..."Time Warner doesn't have a deal, either. We still have a month. This channel hogging crap is getting old really fast. I remember a time when it was "oh cool, we're getting a new channel." Now it's, "Oh, cool - there's a new channel. I wonder if we'll get it...."
"FOX Networks will ask cable and satellite providers to pay 80 cents per month per subscriber for the newly rebranded Fox Sports 1, with carriage fees climbing to $1.50 monthly over the life of multi-year contracts.
Affiliates currently pay approximately 23 cents per month for SPEED"
ESPN MNF games are shown on OTA stations in the home markets of the teams. So are TNF NFL Network games. When the Panthers played a TNF game last year, the game was on NFL network and WSOC ABC in Charlotte. The ABC affiliation is coincidental and doesn't mean it follows ESPN/ABC.
Some teams have two OTA stations. The Patriots are on a Boston station AND WMUR Manchester, NH and, at one point, the Packers were shown OTA in Green Bay and Milwaukee. Not sure if they still do that in WI.