WHAT: DIRECTV is now delivering local news, weather, sports and prime-time broadcast network programming via satellite in digital-quality picture and sound for viewers in the Bangor, Maine market.
Local channels and broadcast networks available in the Bangor designated market area via DIRECTV include: WVII/ABC, WFVX/FOX/MNT, WLBZ/NBC and WMEB/PBS.
DIRECTV now offers standard definition local channels in 150 markets, representing approximately 94 percent of U.S. TV households.
WHEN: Beginning today, Wednesday, April 16, 2008
HOW: To receive local and broadcast network programming in Bangor DIRECTV customers must have MPEG-4 equipment, a multi-satellite receiver and dish and upgrade to the CHOICE XTRA® programming package at $44.99 per month. New DIRECTV customers can subscribe to the new CHOICE™ programming package for $39.99, which includes more than 140 movie, sports, family, music and local broadcast network channels.
Naomi K. Rodriguez
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.