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DirecTV Adds Local HD in Six Markets

DirecTV has added local HD service to six new markets, namely Syracuse, N.Y., Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio, Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., Richmond-Petersburg, Va., and South Bend-Elkhart, Ind., officials said Wednesday.

With the addition of these markets, the satellite provider now offers local HD broadcast channels in 91 cities, representing 81% of U.S. TV households. 

DirecTV is continuing its expansion of HD programming with the launch of local HD channels and will add 30 more HD local channel markets by the end of the year, when it will provide local HD broadcast channels in 121 cities, representing more than 88% of U.S. TV households.