MOST people get satellite TV because of the convenience factor. In other words, most people could receive OTA if they wanted to.IMHO adding some kind of kludge OTA one size fits all antenna wouldn't help much if at all. A lot of people get satellite TV because they can't get the locals with an antenna. Also, Genies and Hoppers can't diplex OTA signals.
Why do people keep forgetting there are also contract issues with shows? When a station pays for Jeopardy!, they get an exclusive agreement to be the only station in that market showing Jeopardy!The real solution would be for congress to do what's right and stop all the protections they have sold to the National Association of Broadcasters. If Dish, DirecTV or the cable company were allowed to substitute a distant local for the one out during a dispute the extortion would be over. These local channel disputes would end immediately.