It's the very definition of "penny wise; pound foolish" though. The stations have 19.39 Mb/s of data to play with and the first place they cut is the .01 Mb/s needed by a longer program guide? Yeah, people are really gonna notice that
It may come down to who and how the station's engineering is managed. Think back to late October when @tonymich provided some good information about how PSIP was programmed. One of those posts can be read here, with the entire thread topic on either side of the referenced post. Based on what he posted, the success in getting a station to expand its PSIP data may come down to whether that station's program manager and engineer handle it themselves or farm it out to a station that acts as a hub for many stations. If PSIP is handled internally, communicating with the PM or engineer via e-mail, phone or letter may get results. But if PSIP is farmed out to a hub your communication may be ignored because the PM or engineer doesn't want to mess with it. They pay someone else to handle their engineering tasks so actually contacting the person who accesses the GUI and clicks on the menu item is just extra work for them. In those cases the best results might be obtained by contacting the station manager, and letting him/her deal with the PM or engineer. @tonymich was pretty straightforward about saying that they valued their OTA viewers, but apparently that isn't the case for all stations.It's common misconception what stations shamelessly employ now - PSIP data taking less then 100 Kbps and spooling periodically, not all the time.