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Satellite provider DirecTV adds KAIT to its HD lineup

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - DirecTV has added KAIT, the ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas to its high definition lineup. The satellite TV Company plans to add KAIT along with 15 other stations in the United States to its HD lineup.

Jonesboro market DirecTV customers will receive KAIT for the first time via satellite.  "We're thrilled to expand our footprint by launching HD locals in these additional markets," said Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development for DIRECTV. "With the expansion of our local-channel service to more than 99 percent of TV homes across the country by the end of this year, we'll become an even stronger competitor in these communities."

DirecTV follows the Jonesboro Designated Market Area which includes; Craighead, Greene, Clay, Randolph, Lawrence, and Sharp Counties. This means DirecTV customers in these areas will be able to get KAIT on their satellite.

The HD version of these local channels will be available to DIRECTV customers for the first time.

 

The following broadcast networks will be available in HD:

•             KAIT/ABC Ch. 8

•             KFVS/CBS Ch. 12

•             KBSI/FOX Ch. 23

•             WPSD/NBC Ch. 6

•             KTEJ/PBS Ch. 19

 

KVTJ/IND Ch. 48 will be available in standard definition.

For customers who live within each new market, DIRECTV will deliver HD programming from the primary broadcast networks - ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW - where available.  Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated-market areas, as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc.

Other markets include Alexandria, Louisiana, Billings, Montana, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jackson, Tennessee, Panama City, Florida, Chico-Redding, California, Elmira, New York, Greenwood-Greenville, Mississippi, St. Joseph, Missouri, Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi, Utica, New York, and Yuma, Arizona.

If you have any questions or concerns about the DirecTV announcement, please call their customer service line at 1-800-531-5000.

Below is a list of Zip Codes that will be able to get KAIT on DirecTV:

 

 

Zip

County Name

72401

CRAIGHEAD

72401

GREENE

72402

CRAIGHEAD

72403

CRAIGHEAD

72404

CRAIGHEAD

72410

LAWRENCE

72411

CRAIGHEAD

72412

GREENE

72413

CLAY

72413

RANDOLPH

72414

CRAIGHEAD

72415

LAWRENCE

72416

CRAIGHEAD

72416

GREENE

72416

LAWRENCE

72417

CRAIGHEAD

72419

CRAIGHEAD

72421

CRAIGHEAD

72422

CLAY

72424

CLAY

72425

GREENE

72427

CRAIGHEAD

72430

CLAY

72433

LAWRENCE

72434

LAWRENCE

72434

RANDOLPH

72435

CLAY

72436

CLAY

72436

GREENE

72437

CRAIGHEAD

72439

GREENE

72440

LAWRENCE

72441

CLAY

72443

GREENE

72444

RANDOLPH

72445

LAWRENCE

72447

CRAIGHEAD

72449

RANDOLPH

72450

CLAY

72450

CRAIGHEAD

72450

GREENE

72451

GREENE

72453

CLAY

72453

GREENE

72454

CLAY

72455

RANDOLPH

72456

CLAY

72457

LAWRENCE

72458

LAWRENCE

72459

LAWRENCE

72459

RANDOLPH

72459

SHARP

72460

RANDOLPH

72460

SHARP

72461

CLAY

72461

GREENE

72462

RANDOLPH

72464

CLAY

72465

LAWRENCE

72466

LAWRENCE

72466

SHARP

72467

CRAIGHEAD

72469

LAWRENCE

72469

SHARP

72470

CLAY

72474

GREENE

72476

CRAIGHEAD

72476

GREENE

72476

LAWRENCE

72476

RANDOLPH

72478

RANDOLPH

72482

SHARP

72513

SHARP

72521

SHARP

72525

SHARP

72529

SHARP

72532

SHARP

72542

SHARP

72569

SHARP

72572

LAWRENCE

72577

SHARP

 

Satellite TV provider Dish Network added KAIT to its lineup in 2010 for the Jonesboro designated market area. Both companies have been working to provide local channels in all markets across the U.S.

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