DIRECTV restores Raycom local broadcast stations

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In what threatened to be a blackout of NFL games yesterday, in local markets that cover New Orleans Saints’ and Cleveland Browns’ games, DirecTV and Raycom Media reached a new agreement to get 43 local stations back…

DirecTV subs to get XTRA package preview

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DirecTV subscribers with to the SELECT, ENTERTAINMENT, or CHOICE packages will get a free preview of the EXTRA package starting on Tuesday, August 26 and ending on Monday, September 1. The EXTRA package includes over 205 channels (60…

DirecTV App Update Lets You Filter Free Movie Titles

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DirecTV has added nice little feature to their app for Android and iOS devices that allows you to filter for free titles in the movies section. To see all free titles, click on the “My: All…

DIRECTV will carry SEC Network upon launch [Updated]

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DirecTV has announced carriage of the SEC Network when it launches on August 14, just in time for the start of the season games featuring Texas A&M vs. South Carolina and Temple vs. Vanderbilt on August 28….

DIRECTV subs can try out Universal Sports Network through end of month

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At the same time DirecTV is offering a free trial of MLB Extra Innings, customers can get even more sports programming on NBC’s Universal Sports Network. From July 22 through July 31, the network is available…

DirecTV to offer MLB Extra Innings Trial Viewing with MLB.tv

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If you’re considering adding MLB Extra Innings to your service package here’s an opportunity to “try before you buy.” DirecTV is offering a free trial of the sports package starting this Friday, July 18 through  July…

DirecTV announces Fantasy Zone NFL Football Channel

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DirecTV has announced the DirecTV Fantasy Zone channel that’ll be available this coming season exclusively to NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers at no extra charge for the first year. The live fantasy football show will bring…

DirecTV to give HBO and Cinemax previews to subscribers

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It’s time to make some room on your DVRs. Starting this Friday, June 20, DirecTV will offer customers previews of the HBO and Cinemax channels at no charge. Viewers can check out the latest episodes of…

Sorry DirecTV subscribers, but no FIFA World Cup action via WatchESPN [Updated]

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DirecTV subscribers as well as Cablevision customers, won’t be able to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup through WatchESPN enabled channels. Why? Because neither TV subscriber supports DirecTV doesn’t support the ESPN service. This means anyone with…

DirecTV Everywhere Channels You can Stream Away from Home

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One of the characteristics of TV Everywhere is the ability to view programming you pay for wherever you are, rather than only when you’re tied to your cable box at home. DirecTV’s TV Everywhere initiative provides…

AT&T to purchase DirecTV for $48.5 billion

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In a statement issued today AT&T will purchase DirecTV in a deal that’s said to be worth $48.5 billion. AT&T’s proposal will give DirecTV shareholders $95 per share, of which $66.50 will paid in stock and…

DIRECTV to give subscribers EXTRA package preview

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We just got word DirecTV will be offering subscribers a preview of all the channels included in the EXTRA package from May 25 through June 1st. The additional channels will be available for customers who are…

Showtime channels on preview this Mother’s Day weekend

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This Mother’s Day weekend you can get a preview of Showtime’s lineup of channels through most TV providers. The preview runs from Friday, May 9 through Monday, May 11. Providers that apparently are offering the preview…

DirecTV subs get HD Extra Pack channels preview

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Starting Thursday, May 1, DirecTV will offer subscribers a free trial of the HD Extra Pack. The optional channel package adds nine high-definition (HD) channels to your DIRECTV lineup, including the movie channels MGM HD, Hallmark Movie…

DirecTV Wireless Genie Mini now in all US markets

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DirecTV’s Wireless Genie Mini is now available in all US markets, providing wire-free installation of DirecTV service throughout your home. The Wireless Genie Mini (referred to as “WGM”), lets uses record, rewind, pause, and continue program…

The Weather Channel returns to DirecTV

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Early this morning The Weather Channel returned to the DirecTV channel lineup after several months of removal. As part of the agreement, The Weather Channel will reduce reality programming by half on weekdays, return instant local weather,…

Many TV subscribers get HBO & Cinemax this weekend

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You might clear up some free space on your DVR to record some movies from HBO and Cinemax this weekend. The premium networks are offering free previews all weekend for most TV service providers, including AT&T…

DirecTV adds Fox News and Fox Business live streaming ‘Everywhere’

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DirecTV has added Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network to their DIRECTV Everywhere lineup, providing anytime & anywhere access to live national, world, and business news even outside your home. The DIRECTV Everywhere initiative now…

DIRECTV subs can preview HBO & Cinemax this weekend

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This coming weekend, April 4 through April 7, DIRECTV will offer customers a free preview of both the HBO and Cinemax suite of channels. For subscribers currently without HBO, it will be a great time to…

MLB Extra Innings starts Opening Day with a Week Preview

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MLB is offering a preview of MLB Extra Innings this week starting today, March 31 and running through Sunday, April 6. The free preview comes just in time for today’s Opening Day games, for which 13…

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