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The 25 local markets to receive HD programming from DIRECTV include:
-- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Mobile, Ala.
-- Buffalo, N.Y. -- New Orleans
-- Des Moines, Iowa -- Norfolk, Va.
-- Flint, Mich. -- Oklahoma City, Okla.
-- Ft. Meyers, Fla. -- Portland, Me.
-- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Providence, R.I.
-- Green Bay, Wisc. -- Reno, Nev.
-- Greensboro, N.C. -- Santa Barbara, Calif.
-- Greenville, S.C. -- Spokane, Wa.
-- Harrisburg, Pa. -- Springfield, Mo.
-- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Toledo, Ohio
-- Little Rock, Ark. -- Tulsa, Okla.
-- Madison, Wisc.
D* press release of 10/10/2006:
So D* is just playing "catch-up" right now, but I'd bet that these markets will be on sooner than "Late 2007."
Oklahoma City AND Santa Barbara
And the train keeps chugging up the tracks!!!
Only two affiliates, eh? I don't see why the satellite co's don't get all the contracts signed. Kinda makes it pointless if you have to put OTA up to get the other two why not just get them all OTA and skip the middle man. Guess DirecTV and DishNetwork figure it is better than nothing.
Excellent post! I must say I never really considered any of the user installation plans and how they figure into all of this before - but it certainly ties everything together for me. Nice work.