I just noticed a brief announcement on the WTOV website entitled "WTOV9 Now Part Of Directv".http://www.wtov9.com/news/25908656/d...111242010&ts=H
Details were sparse but maybe there was more on the news broadcasts. The statement that calling Directv was necessary for service seems unusual.
Wikipedia now states in it's WTRF entry: "WTRF, including its FOX and ABC subchannels, and WTOV are available on DirecTV as of November 23, 2010."
Directv.com now states that the following Wheeling-Steubenville locals are available:
ABC ABC 6
FOX FOX/MNT 8
CBS WTRF 7
CW WBNX 55
NBC WTOV 9
PBS WOUC 44http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/packPr...uestid=2772396
WBNX (CW) is a Cleveland DMA station.
ABC and Fox are not designated as HD so apparently they're carrying WTRF's poor quality SD subchannels for those networks?