DirecTV announced that it will be offering a new tier of more than 40 channels of family-friendly programming with locals for $34.99 a month starting in mid April. More HERE. DirecTV also announced it will introduce four television hosts for its new weekly music news and performance show, "CD USA," when it premieres exclusively on DIRECTV channel 101 on Jan. 21. More HERE. An we must not forget about the analyst conference call and Internet webcast to discuss DirecTV's 2005 fourth quarter results. More HERE. In case you missed it yesterday, Jason Nipp posted release notes for several Dish Network receivers. See our release notes forum HERE.