New DirecTV satellite increases HD & 4k Ultra HD capacity

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DirecTV successfully launched a new satellite that will increase capacity for HD and 4k Ultra HD programming. The D-15, along with the Sky Mexico satellite SKYM-1, were launched together on a single ARIANE 5 launch vehicle operated by…

DirecTV launches Kids App for Apple iOS devices, but with glitches

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DirecTV has launched the DIRECTV Kids App for Apple iOS devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Based on ratings appropriate for kids aged 5-10, the free app offers a selection of kid-friendly movies and TV…

AT&T & DirecTV Merger Deadline Extended

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One year ago, AT&T and DirecTV jointly announced a deal worth $48.5 billion in which DirecTV would be acquired in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share. But the termination date of the deal, May 18th, 2015 has…

DIRECTV gives subscribers HD Extra Pack for 1 week

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Starting today, DirecTV subscribers can get nine additional HD channels through May 20th at no charge. The suite of channels make up the HD Extra Pack, an add-on package that costs $4.99 per month, and includes…

DirecTV app update for iPhone supports Apple Watch

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The newest update to the DirecTV app for iPhones adds support for Apple Watch, enabling users to control their HD DVR right from their wrists. Enabled functions on the Apple Watch include the ability to play,…

DirecTV Subscribers Get Free Showtime This Weekend

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If you’re a DirecTV subscriber and want to check out what Showtime is playing, the network is offering a free preview this weekend starting Friday, May 1st and ending Sunday, May 3rd. During the free preview…

DirecTV offers $50 with HBO sign-up

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Want to get money back for subscribing to HBO with DirecTV? The satellite TV provider is offering a $50 prepaid Visa card for new customers who sign up between February 5th and April 15, 2015. What’s driving the incentive?…

DIRECTV adds SundanceTV & WE tv HD channels

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DirecTV has added two new channels to their HD channel lineup: SundanceTV and WE tv, on Channel 557 and Channel 260, respectively. The channels were previously available in standard definition, but can now be viewed in…

DIRECTV Adds 22 Channels to Out-of-Home Streaming Lineup

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It wasn’t long ago that streaming TV out-of-home was limited to a select few channels. But as new deals are made with networks, service providers like DirecTV are living up to the TV Everywhere initiative that’s…

BBC World News HD launches on DirecTV

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BBC World News has officially launched on DirecTV Channel 346 in high-definition. The 24-hour channel provides a variety of news programming including breaking international headlines, business coverage, current affairs, and documentaries. Popular shows in the North America edition…

MLS Direct Kick opens 2015 Season with Free Preview

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Starting today, MLS Direct Kick is providing a free preview during opening week of the 2015 MLS season. The add-on soccer package is available through DirecTV and most digital cable TV providers, usually priced $79 for…

WatchESPN & WatchABC now authenticating on DirecTV

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One of the apps I’ve been waiting to use as a DirecTV subscriber is WatchESPN. But the Disney-owned service, along with WatchABC, require authentication from a service provider. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and a whole…

DirecTV adds NBC Universo HD channel

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DirecTV has added NBC Universo HD to their lineup on Channel 410, bringing additional Spanish-language programming to subscribers with the XTRA Package or above service. NBC Universo broadcasts sports events such as NASCAR, NFL games, and Premier League soccer in…

DIRECTV offering preview of Universal Sports Network

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DirecTV is currently offering a free preview of Universal Sports Network on Channel 625 through Sunday, February 15. The network broadcasts a variety of Olympics-related team and individual sports such as triathlons, figure skating, volleyball, cycling, snowboarding…

DirecTV gives subs preview of NBA League Pass

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Right now, if you’re a DirecTV subscriber and tune-in to any of the NBA League Pass suite of channels you can get a free preview through Sunday, January 25th. The schedule during the preview includes over…

DirecTV adds Longhorn Network HD channel

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Today, DirecTV added the Longhorn Network to their HD channel lineup, that airs over 175 exclusive events a year from University of Texas varsity sports teams. The channel also broadcasts shows such as the daily Longhorn Extra news…

DirecTV now authenticating Fox Now channel on Roku devices

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If you’re a DirecTV subscriber with a Roku device you’ll now be able to authenticate the Fox Now streaming channel, providing on-demand access to popular shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham and The Following wherever your Roku player is set…

DirecTV launches ESPN Buzzer Beater channel

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Here’s some great news for college basketball fans who are also DirecTV subscribers. The company has launched ESPN Buzzer Beater on Channel 615. The channel brings highlights and live cut-ins during national college basketball games, including…

DirecTV/Disney deal adds channels & expands TV Everywhere

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A new deal between DirecTV and Disney will renew and expand programming available to subscribers, including the addition of Fusion, Longhorn Network, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN3, and SEC Network + channels. In their press…

New DirecTV channels you can stream away from home

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DirecTV recently added to their lineup of channels that are available to stream out-of-home with several new selections from Fox Network. The new channels include Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, FXX, Nat Geo, and Nat…