DirecTV Adds Eight Local HD Markets

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DirecTV Inc. launched local HD programming in eight new markets Wednesday.

Subscribers with the appropriate HD-receiving equipment who subscribe to a DirecTV programming package that includes local channels will receive both the standard-definition and HD signals at no extra monthly charge.

The direct-broadcast satellite provider’s new local HD markets are: Minneapolis; Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.; Pittsburgh; Nashville, Tenn.; Kansas City, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; and Birmingham, Ala.

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