So if CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox all pull their signals, what happens to the local affiliates that are paying to carry the network feed. Could they file their own suit against the networks. Or would they all become independent stations showing infomercials all day.
A number of them receive a direct transmissions via fiber, microwave, etc. Although I'm sure a fair number still receive them the old fashioned way (UHH/VHF antenna). Regardless, I'm sure the networks would find a way to get 'em a pristine feed. Instead of ceasing broadcast, perhaps they would downgrade the signal (SD vice HD) or broadcast primetime a day or two after it premieres on it's HD feed. Who knows?