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DirecTV announcement on local channel availability

Here's the text of the press release from DirecTV announcing that local channels, including WDAM, are now available on that provider:



September 14, 2011

DIRECTV Delivers Local HD Programming To Customers in Hattiesburg-Laurel, Miss.

Local HD Programming from DIRECTV Now Available in 167 U.S. Cities

DIRECTV, the world's largest pay-TV provider, is offering local HD programming to customers in the Hattiesburg-Laurel, Miss., designated market area. The HD version of these local channels will be available to DIRECTV customers for the first time.

The following broadcast networks will be available in HD:

• WGNO/ABC (ch. 26)
• WHLT/CBS (ch. 22)
• WDAM/NBC (ch. 7)
• WNOL/CW (ch. 38)

PBS (ch. 65) will be available in standard definition.

DIRECTV offers local broadcast channels in 183 markets, representing 98.5 percent of U.S. TV households, now with 167 markets in HD.

To receive DIRECTV's HD local programming, customers must have an H20 or HR20 DIRECTV Plus® HD-DVR receiver or above, and a Ka/Ku band dish. Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated-market areas, as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc. Visit for more information. Additional fees may apply.



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