DIRECTV HD Revolution Begins
the satellite television service provider, is now offering 72 national HD
channels – significantly more than any other television provider in the nation.
This is the first wave in DIRECTV’s unprecedented expansion of HD services that
is building towards up to 100 HD channels by year-end(a).
own a high-definition television, or are thinking about buying one, you can now
watch your favorite channels in crystal-clear DIRECTV HD,” said Derek Chang,
executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development, DIRECTV, Inc. “The
DIRECTV HD programming expansion that consumers have been waiting for has
become a reality. We overwhelmingly lead the industry in terms of both quantity
and quality of HD programming. There simply isn’t a better television
experience on the planet.”
DIRECTV HD programming lineup, including the new channels, and details on
receiving equipment needed for the new DIRECTV HD services, are available by
calling 1-800-DIRECTV or visiting directv.com.
current HD lineup includes:
History Channel HD
ABC HD NY
ABC HD LA
Geographic Channel HD
NBC HD NY (b)
NBC HD LA (b)
CBS HD NY
CBS HD LA
Sci-Fi Channel HD
New York HD
Starz Edge HD
Fox HD NY
Fox HD LA
& Family HD
Business Network HD
TBS in HD
The Movie Channel East
Fuel TV HD
USA Network HD
HD/Golf Channel HD
HD PPV (8)
customers will continue to pay only a $9.99 access fee, allowing them to
receive DIRECTV’s premier HD technology and all channels broadcast in HD that
are tied to their particular base programming package.
who want the ultimate HD experience can subscribe to the DIRECTV HD EXTRA PACK
for an additional $4.99 per month. This new addition of HD-only channels is for
the true HD fan and includes: HDNet, HDNet Movies, Universal HD, MHD,
Smithsonian HD and MGM HD.
addition to the national HD channels listed above, DIRECTV also offers 245
local HD channels across 61 cities, representing more than 70 percent of U.S.
DIRECTV 11 satellite will be launched early next year to support further HD
expansion. With the two satellites, DIRECTV will have the ability to deliver
150 national HD channels and 1,500 local HD and digital channels in addition to
new advanced programming services for customers.
of HD channels subject to available HD programming and varies by base package
(b) Eligibility required.