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HD Report | April 24, 2017

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DirecTV acquired by AT&T

July 24, 2015 |

Today, AT&T officially announced acquisition of satellite TV company DirecTV. With the merger, AT&T becomes the largest pay TV provider in the U.S. with over 26 million customers in the US and more than 191 million customers in Latin America, including Mexico and the Caribbean.

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MLB Extra Innings on DirecTV offers free trial & half-season discount

July 16, 2015 |

MLB EXTRA INNINGS is available as a free trial for DirecTV customers from July 17th through July 26th. And, those who want to keep the service after can get it at a $75 discount (the half-season rate). The extended MLB … Read More

DirecTV adds FOX Deportes HD & Streaming to Mobile Devices

June 15, 2015 | 1

Have you been waiting for DirecTV to improve the image quality on the FOX Deportes channel? Rest assured, the satellite company announced June 15th that the Spanish-language network is now available in HD, and not just entry-level 720p HD, but in Full HD … Read More

New DirecTV satellite increases HD & 4k Ultra HD capacity

May 28, 2015 |

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 Arianespace from the spaceport … Read More

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

May 22, 2015 |

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 shows from networks … Read More

AT&T & DirecTV Merger Deadline Extended

May 15, 2015 |

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 quickly approached and … Read More

DIRECTV gives subscribers HD Extra Pack for 1 week

May 14, 2015 |

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 networks such as HDNet … Read More

DirecTV app update for iPhone supports Apple Watch

May 7, 2015 |

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, pause, rewind, and fast-forward … Read More

DirecTV Subscribers Get Free Showtime This Weekend

April 30, 2015 |

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 period (and no doubt … Read More

DirecTV offers $50 with HBO sign-up

March 21, 2015 | 2

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?

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DIRECTV adds SundanceTV & WE tv HD channels

March 19, 2015 | 1

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 high definition on those … Read More

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

March 17, 2015 |

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 driven by smartphones, tablets, … Read More

BBC World News HD launches on DirecTV

March 9, 2015 |

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 of BBC World News include … Read More

MLS Direct Kick opens 2015 Season with Free Preview

March 6, 2015 |

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 the entire season.

A … Read More

WatchESPN & WatchABC now authenticating on DirecTV

February 19, 2015 |

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 list of providers have … Read More

DirecTV adds NBC Universo HD channel

February 18, 2015 |

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 Spanish. The channel also … Read More

DIRECTV offering preview of Universal Sports Network

February 10, 2015 |

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 and rugby.

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DirecTV gives subs preview of NBA League Pass

January 21, 2015 |

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 thirty games, that can … Read More

DirecTV adds Longhorn Network HD channel

January 21, 2015 |

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 update, game analysis in … Read More

DirecTV now authenticating Fox Now channel on Roku devices

January 13, 2015 |

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 up.

To get Fox … Read More