Hi! How can we help you?
Please sign in
for a more personalized experience.


Why am I missing a local station?

There are several reasons why you may be missing a local station.
  • Because of market realignments, you may now be getting locals from a different market. The changes are based on revised definitions from Nielsen Media Research, which we are required to use.
  • You may be getting duplicate locals. In some small markets, one station will broadcast the same show on two networks at lower viewing times or one channel may own the other channel and has decided to broadcast the same show.
  • Your local channel number may have changed. To offer locals in more cities, we may change channel numbers.

Please visit our channels page to find out which local broadcast stations are available where you live.

Was This Helpful?

We're sorry to hear that. Please contact us.
We appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our support site. Please take a minute to tell us how we can improve this answer to better serve you. Important: Comments are collected and periodically reviewed to help us improve answers in our knowledgebase. Due to the volume of feedback we receive, we are not able to respond to comments submitted here. If you require a response, please refer to our Contact Us page for ways you can contact DirecTV or click "email us" after you close this screen.
Still need help? Contact us.