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DirecTV Debuts Local HD in Minn. Market

DirecTV Wednesday began offering local HD programming to customers in the Mankato, Minn., TV market, according to officials.

The nation’s largest satellite provider had made KEYC, KARE, KMSP and KSTP available in HD. With the addition of Mankato, DirecTV now offers local HD broadcast channels in 61 cities, representing more than 70% U.S. TV households. 

DirecTV’s rollout of local HD channels in Mankato is part of a nationwide expansion of HD programming that includes plans to offer local HD channels in up to 75 markets and up to 100 national HD channels by year end.