Roswell DIRECTV users may be wondering why they no longer have local news channels. On Nov. 1, DIRECTV initiated a blackout of local channels that affected Albuquerque, Roswell, Santa Fe and surrounding areas.
According to Robert Mercer, director of public relations for DIRECTV, the company â€œinitiallyâ€ told customers that they would not offer them local channels through their high definition TV service. Mercer said that the companyâ€™s spot beam system, or signal, cannot reach everyone in its distinguished market area, which includes Roswell.
â€œThere are some markets where we offer HD channels on our spot beam,â€ Mercer said. â€œThere are some markets where that spot beam doesnâ€™t cover the entire market area. [This is] where customers are not able to receive the HD signal or [will get] a poor quality version.â€
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