DIRECTV launches NHL Network in HD. The company will broadcast 50 live regular-season games this season all in HD in addition to its daily live signature show, NHL on the Fly, classic games, documentaries, instructional shows, highlights and more. NHL Network in SD and HD will be available on DIRECTV viewer channel 215.
NHL Network is now available to DIRECTV customers subscribing to DIRECTV CHOICE XTRA and above programming packages, as well as those with a subscription to NHL CENTER ICE.
With the addition of NHL Network HD, DIRECTV now offers 74 full-time national HD channels, including 18 sports networks in HD, significantly more than any other television provider. DIRECTV will continue to expand its national HD lineup throughout the rest of the year and is expected to have up to 100 national HD channels by year-end.