Get Local Channels On DirecTV!|
Now serving these areas:
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
New York, NY
St. Louis, MO
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, CA
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, 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
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.
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
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
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.
offer local channels to cities other than those you
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
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
In my city, you offer local feeds of ABC,
CBS, NBC and FOX. Will you carry more networks later?
don't currently have plans to offer more stations in your area, but
we'll let you know if other channels become available.
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.
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
How much does the Local Channel package
The monthly cost for the local channel package is $5.99
a month and includes NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and the national feed of
*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
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