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DirecTV to Launch 50 Additional Local Markets
Posted 10 January 2003 - 05:23 AM
DirecTV currently offers local broadcast channels in 51 markets. With the successful launch of the DirecTV 7S spot beam satellite in the fourth quarter, and using advanced digital compression technology, DirecTV will provide local broadcast channel service in approximately 100 markets by year-end, representing roughly 84 percent of U.S. television households.
The first 10 of these new markets will launch throughout the first half of this year, beginning with Richmond, Va., on Jan. 16. The next nine markets are Colorado Springs, Colo.; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Roanoke, Va.; Green Bay, Wis.; Tucson, Ariz.; Shreveport, La.; Jackson, Miss.; Louisville, Ky. and Des Moines, Iowa.
Additional market launches will be announced later this spring.
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 11:28 AM
Posted 10 January 2003 - 11:59 AM
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 12:11 PM
Posted 10 January 2003 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 01:40 PM
Posted 10 January 2003 - 03:33 PM
Its currently adjacent to other markets DirecTV has plans in or is already doing local into local in: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Norfolk, Roanoke
Plus DirecTV could claim full DE LIL carriage with Sussex County.
It'd be nice if significantly viewed was allowed. People in Kent County (which is Philly DMA) get news from the Salisbury MD stations as Salisbury MD have cable carriage there and do Sussex and Kent news. The Philly stations will only cover DE if its BIG news happening but Salisbury stations have more focus on DE considering over half their market is from DE. I get Salisbury TV stations only with good atmospheric conditions in summer. The only problem is the station groups are locally owned companies that dont have agreements with DirecTV already.
Posted 10 January 2003 - 05:26 PM
Posted 10 January 2003 - 05:29 PM
I thought Dish Network was at 119 spot..... I just stay confused with all these satellite locations..... I did have the Dish network and it was on 119 and 110.... Or maybe I thought it was.....
Originally posted by Curtis0620
Directv7s will launch to 119 in the 4th quarter. It's a spot beam satellite.
Posted 10 January 2003 - 06:23 PM
Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:04 AM
cnsf, it is fourth quarter, 2003, actual, not fiscal.
4th qtr 2002 or 3? or is it a fiscal 4th qtr?