FXX changing channel locations on DirecTV

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On Wednesday, Nov. 13, DirecTV will be moving FXX from Channel 619 to Channel 259 on your channel guide. The channel will still be available in both SD and HD quality in its new location. Popular…

DirecTV gives hi-def subscribers preview of HD Extra Pack

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Starting today DirecTV is giving high-definition TV subscribers a preview of the HD Extra Pack, the add-on channel package that includes nine networks such Crime and Investigation, Hallmark Movie Channel, MGM HD, and Sony Movie Channel. Also included in…

DirecTV to give subscribers preview of HD Extra Pack

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Starting next Thursday, Oct. 3, DirecTV will offer a preview of the HD Extra Pack, the add-on selection of nine high-definition channels that regularly costs $4.99 per month on top of your existing service package. Networks…

Dish launches new TV service bundles for businesses

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Dish has launched two new satellite TV service bundles that make it easier for businesses to choose based on their needs. The Business Complete and Complete Plus Sports both come with 137 base channels in the…

DirecTV now lets you stream CBS shows online

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DirecTV has added the option to stream CBS programming online, including shows like Survivor: Caramoan, 48 Hours, Big Brother and How I Met Your Mother. There are also archive TV shows such as The Brady Bunch,…

DirecTV begins free preview of HBO and Cinemax

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Today, DirecTV began offering a free 4-day preview of premium movie channels from HBO and Cinemax. The preview, which includes both SD/HD versions of the channels, starts Friday, Sept. 6th and ends Monday, Sept. 9th. The…

DIRECTV adds ESPN Deportes in HD

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Here’s some great news for sports fans who speak Spanish. DirecTV has launched ESPN Deportes in HD, bringing sporting events from around the world in Spanish-language. The channel, first launched on Aug. 26, includes coverage of MLB, NBA,…

DirecTV launches beIN SPORT en Español in HD

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DirecTV has launched beIN SPORT en Español in HD, giving Spanish-language viewers the chance to watch sports events from around not typically found on U.S. networks. beIN SPORT focuses on soccer, or fútbol, more than any…

DirecTV EXTRA channels free preview starts today

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Feeling like you don’t have enough channels in your current DirecTV package? Starting today, Aug. 26, you can get a taste of up to 70 more channels available in DirecTV’s EXTRA lineup. To be exact, subscribers…

DirecTV launches QVC Plus channel, but not in HD

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DirecTV has launched QVC Plus on channels 79 and 315, but the new channel from QVC is not offered in HD. This shouldn’t come a surprise because DirecTV doesn’t offer the parent channel QVC in high-definition…

DirecTV promotion offers free preview of XTRA package

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On Monday, Aug. 26, DirecTV will start a promotion which gives subscribers a free preview of channels in the XTRA service package, including popular networks such as BIO HD (Ch. 266), DIY (Ch. 230), HUB (Ch….

DIRECTV iPad app interface gets an upgrade

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DIRECTV has given its iPad app interface an upgrade. The most substantial improvement for the iOS app was making all content available from a single menu icon up in the left hand corner. The new iOS…

DIRECTV compares CBS / Time Warner Cable blackout to ‘Under The Dome’

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In the latest fee battle between broadcasters and programmers Time Warner Cable and CBS were unable to come to a licensing agreement and so CBS-owned channels were blacked out as of August 2, at 5pm ET….

DIRECTV offers free trial of DOGTV

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Are you a dog or cat person? DIRECTV is offering a free trial of DOGTV on Channel 354 through August 17. DOGTV typically requires a monthly subscription fee of $4.99, and is uniquely programmed to appeal…

DIRECTV subs lose CBS 7 in Odessa, TX

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DIRECTV subscribers in Odessa, Texas have been denied access to watch CBS on local Channel 7. The station’s owner, ICA Broadcasting, and DIRECTV have not been able to come to a new carriage fee agreement. As of…

Dish Second-Screen iPad app for Hopper updated & released

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Dish Network has released an updated version of the DISH Explorer app for Apple iPad that includes the integration of features from the social networking site GetGlue. The app will now let you check-in while watching…

Dish Network loses local channels in 36 markets

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If you’re a Dish Network subscriber and were watching TV late last night you may have experienced channel blackouts. Dish’s deal with Raycom Media ran out at midnight on Aug. 1 so the company pulled the…

Did DIRECTV make HD channel changes?

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If you just tried to tune-in to your favorite HD channel today and found it’s not there…you’re not going crazy. DIRECTV has made over a dozen channel changes effective today that affect networks such as Independent…

DIRECTV making HD channel changes July 31

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DIRECTV is making some HD channel changes we thought you should know about. Starting July 31, there are 15 channel adjustments affecting high-definition networks such as The Movie Channel, IFC, HDNet Movies, Hallmark Movie Channel, and…

Watch Showtime free on DIRECTV this weekend

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This weekend, DIRECTV is offering a free preview of Showtime. The Showtime suite can be found on channels 545 through 552, with all available in HD quality. The free channel preview runs from Friday, June 21…