The Locast demise has been kicked around a lot. I have not seen my issue discussed.
All of us want an alternative to Locast that works just like Locast does - it is a "Source" for ChannelsDVR thus allowing us to create a Pass for a program to be recorded. Of course, we hear that we can stream the networks and every network has its own app to do that with varying degrees of success.
None of these can be treated like a "Source." I have TV Everywhere via DirecTV but it does not permit access to CBS or ABC (for whatever reason), other than their news stations.
I have done the whole antenna deal with HDHomeRun (works great) but I simply cannot obtain ABC and CBS (both VHF in my area) and this is with a broadcast engineering friend doing the work.
What I need is an exact replacement for "some" of Locast's channels that will dovetail with ChannelsDVR's "Source" connection. Or, a suggestion on how to add some kind of streaming service for CBS and ABC that will work as input to ChannelsDVR's "Source" connection and provide the same scheduled-record capability as Locast did.
Of course, there is Sling (and others) but even Sling's cheapest package is $35. The local cable provider for "locals only" still is very expensive.
I don't know if there is any point in reaching out to TV Everywhere and ask why isn't CBS and ABC on their service with DirecTV(?).
I am open to suggestions! Thanks!