More High Definition Channels In 2007

Direct TV announced they could soon make available as many as 150 high definition channels, stating the company had secured agreements for HD channels with a number of major networks. Currently, Direct TV dealers in Eastern Carolina offer seven high definition channels. Direct TV plans to launch 100 HD channels this year. Wally Peterson is a manager with Atlantic Wireless, which sells satellite TV service. Peterson says broadcast technology moves quickly. According to local satellite service dealers, there are at most about 30 HD channels available.