Local HD Programming from DIRECTV is Now Available in 85 U.S. Cities
WHAT: DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, is now offering local HD programming to customers in the Springfield, Mo. designated market area. The following broadcast networks are available in HD: KSPR/ABC, KOLR/CBS and KSFX/FOX. With the addition of Springfield, DIRECTV now offers local HD broadcast channels in 85 cities, representing approximately 78 percent of U.S. TV households.
DIRECTV continues its expansion of HD programming with the launch of local HD channels in Springfield and will add 36 more HD local channel markets by the end of 2008, when DIRECTV will provide local HD broadcast channels in 121 cities, representing more than 88 percent of U.S. TV households. DIRECTV leads the industry in the delivery of HD and now offers more than 130 HD channels.
WHEN: Beginning today, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.
HOW: To receive DIRECTV's local HD programming, customers must have an H20 or H21 HD receiver or an HR20 or HR21 DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR and a Ka/Ku band dish. For information on how to get DIRECTV HD consumers can visit DIRECTV.com.
Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated market areas as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc. Visit DIRECTV.com for more information.