DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, is now offering local HD programming to customers in 115 markets following the launch today of HD local channels in Des Moines-Ames, Iowa; El Paso, Texas; Fort Wayne, Ind.; La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wis.; Peoria-Bloomington, Ill.; and Rockford, Ill.
With the launch of six new HD markets, DIRECTV now offers access to local HD broadcast channels to more than 87 percent of U.S. TV households.
|WHEN:||Beginning today, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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.