- May 21, 2009
Thats an opinion. Dish needs the locals. The locals are helped by Dish. They're probably not helped as much as people around here think they are. The majority of viewers are in OTA range.He didn’t say Dish didn’t need SunckIr. Just that Sinclair needs Dish a lot more than Dish needs Sinclair. Especially if Dush installs OTA antennas on the majority of Sinclair DMAs, however the impact will also be great on the other channel owners in the DMA as well. Yes, Dish needs Sinclair, just not as badly as they need Dish for RSNs.
Are there viewers that can't get locals without satellite? Of course. Are they in big enough numbers to have a significant impact on ratings? In my opinion, no.