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Now serving these areas:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Orlando/Daytona, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Sacramento/Stockton, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, CA
  • Seattle/Tacoma, WA
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
  • Washington, D.C.
  • If you live in one of these cities, you can receive your favorite network programming using the DIRECTV System you have now. And you'll find those local network services in the same convenient on-screen program guide as your DIRECTV channels!

    More Cities to Be Served Soon

    Soon, we'll offer local channels to other selected cities across the country. These additional markets will be served by our satellites at the 110- and 119-degree WL locations. The signals for these satellites can be received with the DIRECTV PLUS TM System or the DIRECTV PARA TODOS TM System.

    If your city is not listed above for local channels please call 1-800-577-0011 for local channel availability in your area. You may be able to receive local channels with an upgraded dish that pulls in the signal from 2 satellites.
    Have questions about our local channel offering? You'll find the answers below. If you're a DIRECTV customer, you can also tune to Channel 900 for local channel updates.

    In how many markets will you offer local channels?
    As many as 20 cities in the next three months.

    Why don't you begin offering local channels in all those cities at the same time?
    We want to ensure the picture and sound quality of these services, so we're launching several cities in stages over the next few months.

    Why don't you offer local channels in my city?
    Because there are more than 1,600 local TV stations across the country, no single satellite provider has the capacity to carry them all. We'd love to offer every local channel in the United States, but because of our limited capacity we had to choose the stations that would serve the greatest number of our current DIRECTV customers. As technology advances and our capacity expands, we do plan to offer local channels to other cities.

    Will you offer local channels to cities other than those you announced?
    We expect to offer more local channels as technology advances and our capacity expands.

    I live in a small town, far from a big city. Will you ever carry my local channels?
    Our current plan is to serve about 50 million homes, or about half of the TV households in the country. These will be in the larger TV markets because we're trying to serve as many DIRECTV customers as possible. You may want to try accessing your local channels via an off-air antenna connected to your DIRECTV System receiver.

    In my city, you offer local feeds of ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. Will you carry more networks later?
    We don't currently have plans to offer more stations in your area, but we'll let you know if other channels become available.

    Why don't you carry all my local channels?
    We're looking into adding other stations in some cities, but our goal is to bring the most-watched network stations to as many people as possible. If we added more channels for some cities, we wouldn't be able to serve as many cities in total.

    Why do customers in some cities need new receiving equipment?
    Our goal is to provide local channels to as many cities as possible using the satellites that carry most of our other programming, in orbit at 101 degrees West Longitude. Customers in these cities can receive local channels from us with their existing DIRECTV receiving equipment. But to serve more cities, we have to use all our available satellites. This means using satellites that are at different positions in the sky (110 and 119 degrees West Longitude). Customers need special DIRECTV equipment to receive signals from those satellites.

    Can I get a different city's local channels?
    The new law allows us to offer you only the local channels for the TV market area where you live.

    How much does the Local Channel package cost?
    The monthly cost for the local channel package is $5.99 a month and includes NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and the national feed of PBS.

    *Local channels are available in limited areas at this time. Eligibility for local channels based on service address within the qualifying designated market area as defined by Nielson Media Research, Inc. Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change. Local Channel Package where available: only $5.99/month. Hardware and programming sold separately. In some areas served by members or affiliates of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, local channels may be available from DIRECTV rather than the NRTC member or affiliate. DIRECTV is a trademark of DIRECTV, Inc. a unit of Hughes Electronics Corp. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. Call 1-800-577-0011 for details.

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