DirecTV Adds Six More Local HD Markets

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DirecTV Thursday launched local HDTV service in six new markets, offering such service now in 109 DMAs.

The latest launches are Boise, Idaho; Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas; Macon, Ga.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Traverse City-Cadillac, Mich.; and Fort Smith, Ark.

By the end of the year, DirecTV will provide HDTV broadcast channels in more than 121 cities, representing about 88% of U.S. TV households.