i've inquired regarding this for several years. i've spoken to nesn officials, who say the ball(pardon the pun) is in D's court. they told me don't rule out it possibly happening this year, but not to hold your breath. when you speak to D, all you get is,"we'll forward your request to the proper dept." at this point, they're trying to roll out hd locals, not local rsn's. i wouldn't count on it anytime soon.