DIRECTV Adds KBDF-64 Azteca America to the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas Local Broadcast Channel...

DIRECTV Adds KBDF-64 Azteca America to the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas Local Broadcast Channel Lineup

Local Azteca America Affiliate Now Available via DIRECTV to Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen -area Customers


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El Segundo, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 11, 2005–DIRECTV, Inc., provider of the nation’s leading digital television service, has added KBDF-64, Azteca America, to the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas local broadcast channel lineup. DIRECTV is the only multichannel service provider to deliver Azteca America in the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen designated market area (DMA).

The launch of Azteca America in the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen DMA marks the 16th major DMA where DIRECTV has launched an Azteca America local channel. DIRECTV customers in this DMA who subscribe to the local channel package can now see a variety of Azteca America’s Spanish-language entertainment programming, including the popular reality show, La Academia, newscasts from Mexico, highly popular novelas and professional Mexican League Soccer matches.

TV Azteca, the second-largest producer of Spanish-language programming in the world, provides KBDF-64 with the full array of TV Azteca’s hard-hitting, highly popular novelas in weekday primetime, including Belinda and El amor hace justicia, and airs popular entertainment programming during the morning and evening hours. Sports programming includes live soccer games from professional Mexican League Soccer, as well as in-depth sports analysis shows. The local Azteca America channel is available now for the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen DMA on DIRECTV Channel 64.

DIRECTV currently offers customers in the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen DMA access to an additional Spanish-language local channel, KNVO (Univision). DIRECTV also delivers English-language local channels, which include KRGV (ABC), KGBT (CBS), KVEO (NBC), KDF (FOX), KMBH (PBS) and the national WB feed. To receive local channels, DIRECTV customers can subscribe to SELECCIÓN MÁS(TM) con Canales Locales or TOTAL CHOICE(R) PLUS with Local Channels for only $39.99 a month.

About DIRECTV

DIRECTV offers the widest array of Spanish- and English-language programming available, at an affordable price via its DIRECTV PARA TODOS(R) service. The service provides access to more than 55 Spanish-language channels* including sports, movies, music, news and educational networks and 210 English-language channels of DIRECTV(R) programming, featuring the largest selection of pay per view choices and sports programming available.

Customers subscribing to the DIRECTV PARA TODOS service must purchase a DIRECTV(R) Multi-Satellite System, which includes a single multi-satellite dish. For DIRECTV PARA TODOS pricing please visit http://www.DIRECTV.com/paratodos.

*Includes English-Language broadcast channels with alternate Spanish audio.

DIRECTV Adds KBDF-64 Azteca America to the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas Local Broadcast Channel Lineup