DirecTV Adds Three Local Markets


DirecTV Inc. has added three new markets -- Eugene, Ore.; Fargo, N.D.; and Wichita, Kan. -- in which it will deliver local TV signals early next year.

The three cities are among 41 total markets the direct-broadcast satellite provider hopes to launch with local service early next year, after it launches the new "DirecTV 7S" satellite.

DirecTV currently offers local service in 64 markets. The additional 41 will mean that the company will provide local service to 85% of U.S. TV households.