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When launched in 1994, DirecTV was the first entertainment service in the U.S. to deliver all digital-quality, multi-channel TV programming to an 18" satellite dish. The launch of DirecTV service, with its national reach, provided people across the continental U.S. with a much needed alternative to cable.
DirecTV Programming

DirecTV gives you access to more than 250 available channels of entertainment. They have channels for every member of the family and packages to fit any budget. To get started, just select a base package, then customize your programming with premium services, sports subscriptions, High Definition Programming, Spanish Programming, and Chinese Programming.


Base Programming Packages

A DirecTV Base Programming Package provides the foundation on which to build your Satellite TV world. These packages provide you with a diverse mix of all your favorite satellite networks. TOTAL CHOICE and TOTAL CHOICE PLUS both allow you to pick and choose the additional Premium Packages that you may want to add, while TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER gives you everything in one comprehensive package.

  • TOTAL CHOICE® (with or without Local Channels): The TOTAL CHOICE package is a great introduction to DirecTV service. Movie lovers can turn to The Independent Film Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, Fox Movie Channel, Turner Classic Movies and American Movie Classics for films that will keep them on the edge of their seats. Families can enjoy Disney Channel East and West, Toon Disney, two channels of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Noggin, Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel. Music lovers can dive into an amazing audio experience that includes commercial-free music channels and the best in music videos from MTV, VH1 and Country Music Television.

  • TOTAL CHOICE® PLUS (with or without Local Channels) The TOTAL CHOICE PLUS package brings you even more movies, music, children's networks, family programming and local channels. You get EVERYTHING from the TOTAL CHOICE lineup, plus additional children's networks like PBS KIDS, educational family programming like The Biography Channel, History International and five Discovery channels, five extra Music Choice channels and the best music of the '60s, '70s and '80s with VH1 Classic.

  • TOTAL CHOICE® PREMIER (with or without Local Channels) The TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package is the ultimate entertainment experience. You get EVERYTHING from the TOTAL CHOICE PLUS lineup, plus all 5 Premium Program packages. It's the most comprehensive programming package offered.


Premium Programming Packages

The ultimate entertainment experience isn't complete without a DirecTV Premium Channel package. Movie lovers can turn their home into a cineplex by mixing and matching over 30 premium movie channels. Choose from a wide selection of Hollywood hits, award-winning original programming, championship boxing, specials and much more.

  • HBO
  • STARZ Super Pak - Includes STARZ and Encore movir channels.
  • SHOWTIME Unlimited
  • SPORTS Pack - Over 25 specialty and regional sports networks, including Fox Sports World, The Golf Channel, The Outdoor Channel, NBA TV, FUEL, CSTV: College Sports Television and TVG, The Interactive Horseracing Network. (Blackout restrictions apply. Professional and collegiate sports subscriptions sold separately).

SAVE WHEN YOU ORDER MORE THAN ONE PREMIUM SERVICE: DirecTV helps you save on premium services with their special pricing platform. The more premium channel packages you choose, the more you save!

Sports Subscriptions

If you love sports then DirecTV is for you! DirecTV Offers the most extensive sports programming packages with more exciting match ups than you ever thought possible. Follow your favorite teams across the country with our pro and college sports subscriptions. DirecTV is the only Satellite TV provider that offers NFL games and programming.

  • NFL Sunday Ticket - See the games YOU want to see with NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ exclusively from DirecTV. Choose from the biggest selection of games available anywhere throughout the 17-week regular season.
  • Mega March Madness - Supplement your local CBS Sports coverage of the 2004 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball tournament with MEGA MARCH MADNESS
  • NBA League Pass - Watch the games, players and match ups you want. You'll get up to 40 regular-season NBA games a week from outside your local area.
  • MLB Extra Innings - The Pennant Races begin here! Catch up to 60 regular-season, out-of-market Major League Baseball games each week.
  • NHL Center Ice - See action-packed hockey from outside your local area. You'll get up to 40 regular-season games per week.
  • ESPN Full Court - Flip through up to 30 regular-season college basketball games per week from around the country with ESPN FULL COURT.
  • Barclaycard English Premier League - Catch exciting world-class soccer action with Barclaycard English Premier League! Tune in Saturdays and Sundays (when a live match is available) from August 16-May 16.
  • MLS Direct Ticket - See top regular-season match ups and select playoff games during the postseason with MLS DIRECT KICK.
  • ESPN Game Plan - Watch top college football teams battle every Saturday with ESPN Game Plan. Get up to10 games each Saturday during the regular season.
  • ESPN College Grand Slam - See the top college baseball teams in action as DirecTV supplements ESPN coverage of the Super Regional round of the NCAA Baseball Championship. See up to 24 games from across the nation as 16 teams vie for a spot in the 2003 College World Series.


High Definition Programming

DirecTV High Definition programming packages are covered in a separate feature. Click Here to go to the High Definition feature section.


Spanish Language Programming

DirecTV is the innovative provider of Spanish and English television entertainment that brings families together. Offering access to more than 45 Spanish-language channels, including sports, movies, music, news and educational networks, the DirecTV PARA TODOS™ service is home to the most comprehensive Spanish, and English language, family-oriented entertainment, feature films and variety shows available. The DirecTV PARA TODOS™ service is available in the United States to subscribers with a DirecTV® Multi-Satellite System.

NOTE: The programming packages for PARA TODOS are the same as DirecTV English language offerings.


Chinese Language Programming
DirecTV brings the world to your home with a unique offering of international services, featuring Chinese-language programming.
  • Jadeworld - Exclusively from DirecTV, Jadeworld is a multi-channel service that delivers the very best Chinese-language programming in both Cantonese and Mandarin. DirecTV is proud to offer five unique channels from Jadeworld's programming lineup.

  • Phoenix TV - The Phoenix North American Chinese Channel offers premier Chinese-language programming, including up-to-the-minute news, current affairs, financial market updates, variety shows and dramas from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • CCTV-9 - This is China's first TV channel to broadcast with English voiceovers or subtitles. CCTV-9 provides in-depth reports on what's happening in China and around the world, plus information on China's history, culture and tourist attractions. CCTV-9 is free to all residential customers who have a DirecTV® Multi-Satellite System.



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