There is locast.org. That, combined with a VPN, and a device which supports VPN, you can probably get OTA from one of its markets.
They feed Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, Rapid City, San Francisco, Seattle, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Tampa Bay, and Washington, DC. Pay the $5 a month "donation", so you don't get bothered by asking for a donation. It feeds all main and sub channels, except for those that carry shopping or 24 hours of commercials.
Oh yeah, the networks are suing them for distribution of contents, but because they are a non-profit, they have a good chance of winning the suit. The "donation" helps defray their costs.
Originally Posted by alettiere
I've only had YTTV for two months. My girlfriend is a bigger TV watcher than I am, but she likes it particularly because of the local channels. I live in an area that has bad reception, so an outdoor antenna is doable, but I like the fact that I can record things that we can't watch at that particular point in time. Plus, it's nice if there's some show that we want to watch that's only some random channel that we wouldn't have access to otherwise.
This price increase sucks though and I would be even more annoyed if I were a long-time member that absorbed the previous increase as well. It's like they're basically turning into greedy cable companies. And despite the increase, we're still stuck with stereo sound only.
When seeking alternatives, I don't really see anything that's significantly better. You either lose local channels, or you have access to local channels, but the pricing is the same.
What I really wish YouTube would do is offered packages. Offer a smaller-sized package for those that don't necessarily need all of the channels. That would at least make it a bit easier to swallow.
I might keep it for a few months to see if they make any changes to their platform - but not sure how long I'll keep it around for.