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WHAT: DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading digital television

service provider, is now offering local HD programming via

satellite to customers in the Miami DMA. The following local

TV channels are available: WPLG/ABC, WFOR/CBS, WSVN/FOX and


DIRECTV's roll out of local HD channels in Miami is part of

a nationwide expansion of HD programming that will culminate

in 2007, when

DIRECTV will have the ability to deliver more

than 1,500 local HD channels and more than 150 national HD

channels, establishing DIRECTV as a leading provider of HD

programming. DIRECTV customers today have access to more

than 900 hours of HD programming each week, as well as

hundreds of hours of special event, movie and sports


With the addition of Miami, DIRECTV offers local HD

broadcast channels in 36 cities with plans to launch in an

additional 13 cities later this year, offering access to

DIRECTV-delivered local HD channels in more than 65 percent

of U.S. television households.

WHEN: Beginning today, Wednesday, June 28, 2006

HOW: Customers who subscribe to a programming package that

includes local channels receive both the standard and HD

signals at no extra monthly

charge. Miami customers can

receive local HD channels by purchasing a new H20 HD

receiver and satellite dish. Existing HD customers can

upgrade their HD receiver and dish for $99 per receiver. New

residential customers can take advantage of a $100 Advanced

Product Rebate. Receiving equipment is available at major

consumer electronics retailers like Best Buy or Circuit

City, and through DIRECTV.

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