I receive beautiful advertisement in the mail almost every day from satellite and cable companies offering me a "deal" on cable or satellite. If one of them offered local channel only service I would pay $10 a month to have an antenna that received all the local channels. I am not going to buy cable tv until someone offers local only service. I don't watch tv enough to be paying for anymore than local service . I don't mind paying a small amount for local to get better reception.
Yea, I know I can just buy a box and receive channels but, the reception is not consistent. I am sure satellite dishes would receive the signals much better. I used to be able to buy this service with Time Warner but, they have stopped this basic service in my area. None of the satellite companies offer local only service.
If someone starts doing it because they see that they can use a couple extra million remember you read it here first.