Local Goes Mobile on DirecTV

DirecTV announced the availability of its Total Choice Mobile package with local channels.

Using KVH Industries’ TracVision A7 mobile-satellite-TV system, subscribers to the service can now receive local broadcast channels in their vehicles anywhere within the continental United States.

The direct-broadcast satellite provider said local-channel availability may vary by market.

Total Choice Mobile, which offers more than 185 channels, is available for $44.99 per month, DirecTV added.

“We are delighted to be able to offer local-broadcast programming on a DMA basis and to extend the connection that viewers have to their local broadcaster to the mobile consumer,” DirecTV vice president of sales development and strategy Daren Benzi said in a prepared statement.

“With consumers' growing demand to watch news and entertainment services whenever and wherever they want, the in-vehicle market has come to represent the next frontier in live digital multichannel entertainment,” he added.