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DIRECTV Has All Your Favorite Channels in One Place: What You Need to Know About the Satellite Service

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If you’re the kind of TV lover who wants to enjoy hundreds of channels without cable, DIRECTV is a perfect fit. The satellite service lets you enjoy your favorite national and local channels (where available). 



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Keep reading for more details on DIRECTV, including satellite packages and pricing.  

Welcome to Satellite: Here’s What You Should Know About DIRECTV  

DIRECTV offers multiple satellite packages, which means more ways to watch, so you’ll never miss a minute of your favorite TV shows, movies, and sporting events.  

The satellite dish is an ideal option if you live in a rural area and don’t have access to high-speed Internet. Besides the flexibility to choose between plans, DIRECTV satellite service includes 200 hours of DVR recording on Genie and DIRECTV’s HD DVR. For customers with high-speed internet, you’ll receive a Gemini device for streaming. 

Additionally, DIRECTV offers 99% signal reliability.* 

*Based on a nationwide study of representative cities.  

How Much Does DIRECTV Cost?

The ENTERTAINMENT package comes with 75+ channels, including AMC, A&E, Bravo, E!, VH1, CMT, Food Network, FX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, HLN, TBS, TLC, CNN, Disney Channel, USA Network, ESPN, ESPN2, MTV, BET, TLC, Nickelodeon and more. Plus, special offers on premium networks. Pay just $69.99/month for 24 months + taxes and fees, with a 24-month agreement. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies. 

Want more channels? Upgrade to CHOICE. DIRECTV’s most popular package for sports and entertainment is $84.99 per month per month with a 24-month agreement. AutoPay and Paperless Bill required. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies. You receive 150+ channels including sports favorites like ACC Network, Big Ten Network, MLB Network, NBA TV, SEC Network and more.  

The ULTIMATE Package includes 140+ channels and is $114.99 per month for 24 months with a 24-month agreement. AutoPay and Paperless Bill required. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies.  

The PREMIER package has everything in the cheaper packages in addition to premiere networks for $159.99 per month for 24 months with a 24-month agreement. AutoPay and Paperless Bill required. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies.  

Prices include TV package & equipment fees for first TV. Additional fees may apply to non-qualified customers. Early agreement termination fee applies ($20/mo.) & additional fee(s) applies if equipment is not returned. Equipment lease required. Credit card required. Restrictions apply. $19.95 activation applies. 

Now that you’re all caught up on pricing, promos and channels, the only thing left to do is sign up! Click the link below. 

Service subject to DIRECTV delivered via satellite terms and conditions (see Available only in the U.S. (excludes Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.). Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas. Different offers may apply for eligible multi-dwelling units. All offers, packages, programming, promotions, features, terms, restrictions & conditions and all prices and fees not included in price guarantee are subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Visit or call for details. Pricing: $69.99/mo. for ENTERTAINMENT; $84.99/mo. for CHOICE; $114.99/mo. for ULTIMATE; $159.99/mo. for PREMIER for two years. After 2 years, then month to month at then current prevailing prices unless cancelled. Additional Fees & Taxes: Price excludes Advanced Receiver Service Fee of $15/mo. (which is extra and applies to all packages) and Regional Sports Fee of up to $15.99/mo. (which is extra & applies to CHOICE pkg or higher). $7/mo. for each additional TV connection on your account. Applicable use tax expense surcharge on retail value of installation, custom installation charges, equipment upgrades/add-ons, and certain other add’l fees & chrgs. See for additional information. $10/mo. Autopay and Paperless Bill Discount: Must enroll in autopay & paperless bill within 30 days of TV activation to receive bill credit starting in 1-3 bill cycles (pay $10 more/mo. until discount begins). Must maintain autopay/paperless bill and valid email address to continue credits. DIRECTV Svc Terms: Subject to Equipment Lease & Customer Agreements. Taxes, surcharges, add-on programming (including premium channels), protection plan, transactional fees, and Federal Cost Recovery Fee are not included in two-year price guarantee. Visit or call for details. Early termination fees apply for a maximum of $480, prorated at $20 per month over the 24-month term. 

Equipment Non-Return-Fees: If you cancel your service, you must return your leased equipment. Failure to return any equipment will result in fees of $45 for each standard DIRECTV Receiver, each HD DIRECTV Receiver, each Genie Mini and each Gemini receiver and $135 for each DVR, HD DVR, Genie® HD DVR and/or Genie 2 DIRECTV Receiver. Gemini Device: For optimal performance, you will need an Internet connection, your use of which is subject to the fees, restrictions, terms, and limitations imposed by your Internet service provider.   

©2024 DIRECTV. DIRECTV and all other DIRECTV marks are trademarks of DIRECTV, LLC.  All other marks are the property of their respective owners. 

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