We've seen it noted in a few of the
comments here, some HDTV cable subscribers having to go antenna or not at all if they want to watch the Super
Bowl in high definition while their provider and the owners of local stations squabble. We know a lot of HDTV owners are
, and so do advertisers and television companies who are determined to get every dollar they can.
This article notes a typical battle currently going on in North Carolina and other areas. We recently posted
about the owner of this affiliate, Sinclair, reaching a deal
in Columbus, Ohio for HDTV broadcasts. Unless someone bends unexpectedly it doesn't look like Greensboro residents can
expect the same.
Is there anything customers can do when stuck like this? Switching to satellite or using
an antenna isn't always feasible or desirable. I think local sports bars are at the bottom of a massive
conspiracy, you heard it here first.