DIRECTV To Offer HD Local Channels In 172 Markets
When the rollout is complete, DIRECTV will offer local channels in 172 markets, including local HD in 155 markets.
DIRECTV will roll-out the following new HD local markets, beginning in June 2010 with Biloxi-Gulfport Mississippi, Idaho Falls-Pocatello, and Joplin-Pittsburg Missouri. In the third quarter 2010, DIRECTV will launch Albany, Columbus, Gainesville and Montgomery-Selma.
In the fourth quarter 2010, DIRECTV will launch Abilene-Sweetwater, Amarillo, Binghamton, Clarksburg-Weston, Lubbock, Sioux City, Terre Haute, Wheeling-Steubenville and Wichita Falls-Lawton.
Derek Chang, executive vice president for content strategy and development at DIRECTV, said: “The launch of national HD channels capture the headlines, but the ability to watch local news, weather and prime time programming in HD or SD, remains an important part of our customers' daily viewing.”
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