Why no widescreen from DirecTV

I have DirecTV for my SD television. Several channels, such as Discovery and History, present their 16:9 format shows in letterbox. WXXI used to come through in letterbox, but for some reason it's changed.

I'm finding it fairly annoying. I'm currently watching Ask This Old House and the cropping is eliminating a fair amount of content. I do find it funny, however, that I only see a little corner of the "W" from your WXXI bug in the lower right corner.

Any chance of this changing in the future?