DIRECTV to Deliver Local HD Programming in 67 Markets by Year End

DirecTV has added twenty five more local HD markets allowing roughly 74% of US television homes to have access to local HD channels.

"With 67 markets receiving local HD channels from DIRECTV by year end, we've set the stage for our historic capacity expansion in 2007," said Dan Fawcett, executive vice president, Programming Acquisition, DIRECTV, Inc. "This will enable us to leapfrog the multichannel video industry in terms of the sheer volume of HD programming available to our customers. With more than 44 million homes projected to have HD TV sets next year, we expect to be the video provider of choice for those consumers, offering the best lineup of HD programming, including local broadcast networks, sports, special events, and national networks, as well as original and exclusive programming."

Also mentioned in the press release were two new satellites (DIRECTV 10 and DIRECTV 11) set to launch in 2007 that will deliver more than 1,500 local HD and digital channels and 150 national HD channels and new advanced programming services.

Check out the press release to see if your home market can now receive HD local channels.