With high-definition, it's almost like
having top TV stars right in your own
home and DIRECTV makes it all
happen with an unbeatable selection
of HD programming including
ABC HDTV is available to qualified
customers in select cities as part of
any TOTAL CHOICE®* programming
package, starting at $44.99 a month.
|CAN I RECEIVE ABC HDTV PROGRAMMING?
There are up to four ways to receive ABC HDTV programming:
1. DIRECTV offers locals in HD in select markets. † Click here to see if local in HD are avalable from DIRECTV in your area.
1. ABC HDTV programming may be available in select markets to some DIRECTV customers who have HD equipment and a TOTAL CHOICE® programming package or the DIRECTV HD Package. The ABC HDTV programming currently available for eligible customers is from either WABC (New York) or KABC (Los Angeles), depending upon your geographic location. The select markets where eligible customers may receive the feeds are: New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, Houston, TX, Raleigh, NC, Fresno, CA, Flint, MI, Toledo, OH. If you cannot see a picture on channel 86 or 87, and you live in one of these markets, you may need to obtain a waiver from one or more non-local ABC affiliates. This can take up to 45 days to process.
Please note, that in the near future, DIRECTV will be launching new state-of-the-art satellites to deliver HD local channel feeds from additional markets. When local HD channels launch in your market, you may no longer be able to see the New York and Los Angeles programming feeds, and a new dish and HD receiver will be required to see your local market HD channels.
2. Customers eligible for Distant Network Services who have HD equipment may receive ABC HDTV as part of their DNS subscription.
Find out if you qualify.
3. You may also access ABC HDTV via off-air antenna in many markets where DIRECTV doesn't offer access via satellite.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
To start enjoying the benefits of high-definition programming from
DIRECTV, you'll need the following equipment:
1. HD-Capable TV Set
2. DIRECTV HD Receiver
3. Triple LNB Multi-Satellite Dish
4. Off-Air Antenna (Optional)
Learn more about equipment requirements.
WHAT CHANNEL IS ABC HDTV PROGRAMMING ON?
Customers in the Central and Eastern Time zones receive ABC HDTV programming on channel 86 (WABC, New York).
Customers in the Pacific and Mountain Time zones receive ABC HDTV programming on channel 87 (KABC, Los Angeles).
Programming and pricing subject to change.
*In select markets, DIRECTV offers local channels. Eligibility based on service address within certain designated market areas as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
† In some markets, a five-LNB Dish and H20 model receiver are needed to receive HD Local networks delivered by DIRECTV.
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