DirecTV delivers local HD to additional markets

Satellite television provider DirecTV has added additional local HD markets, making local HD programming available through their service in 94 U.S. cities. The new markets include Myrtle Beach-Florence, South Carolina, Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Illinois, and Burlington Vt.-Plattsburgh, New York.

In the Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. market area, the following networks were made available in HD: WPDE/ABC, WBTW/CBS, WMBF/NBC, WWMB/CW and WFXB/FOX.

In the Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill., market area, DirecTV added the following broadcast networks in HD: WICS/ABC, WCIA/CBS, WRSP/FOX and WAND/NBC.

In theĀ  Burlington Vt.-Plattsburgh N.Y. market area, DirecTV has added the following networks in HD: WVNY/ABC, WFFF/FOX/CW and WPTZ/NBC.

DirecTV is on track to provide local HD in 121 cities by the end of 2008. This represents more than 88-percent of U.S. households.

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