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DIRECTV Packages

Welcome. We're glad you've tuned in to check out DIRECTV® programming. There's lots of fun stuff to show and tell you about DIRECTV -- over 225 available channels of great entertainment choices, to be exact. So please, stay and browse a while.

DIRECTV service was designed for those of you who want to take control of your television viewing...who have channel surfing-hungry thumbs...who want more sports, movies, news and family programming than you're likely to get on cable or any other mini-dish service.

baseball.gif (13342 bytes)And speaking of the mini-dish, this one is only about 18 inches across. It's part of the DIRECTV® System along with a set-top receiver and remote control, all in place to deliver  the DIRECTV digital signal. Together they allow DIRECTV® to deliver digital-quality picture and sound to your television. Ever see a football game on digital TV? Hear music? Or watch cartoons? If not, digital-quality TV is a must-see. DIRECTV introduced it to the consumer electronics industry in 1994, and it's awesome.

Ever wonder why DIRECTV® is the leader in digital home entertainment ? Here's where you'll find the answer. Don't let those other mini-dish services fool you into thinking DIRECTV is  the same as they are -- they are not. To find out the details about what makes DIRECTV different, just click on the navigation list on the left side of each page.

And if you're in a rush, you must at least check out these highlights:

The DIRECTV® TOTAL CHOICE® PREMIER Package -- The ultimate DIRECTV programming package with over 180 channels of top-quality entertainment.

NFL SUNDAY TICKETTM - You won't find this subscription, or this many regular-season Sunday NFL games, on cable or any other mini-dish service -- no matter what the competition says.

There's lots more that DIRECTV offers...A la carte adult programming like PLAYBOY TV and SPICE PLATINUM (remember, Mom and Dad, DIRECTV® receivers have a Locks and Limits feature that every pre-teen loves to hate)...NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and ESPN college football and basketball subscriptions...and Live Events on DIRECT TICKET® Pay Per View, where the price of one ticket seats check it all out. Moreover, if you want to enjoy premium movie services like HBO®, STARZ Super PakSM, SHOWTIME UNLIMITED® and CINEMAX® with your DIRECTV programming, take a look at their PREMIUM PACKAGES.


Markets Where Local Channels Are Available
DIRECTV offers Local Channels Packages for only an additional $6.00 per month with all of the TOTAL CHOICE® packages in these metropolitan areas:

Residents in these areas can receive local channels with any DIRECTV System:
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Greensboro, NC
Greenville, SC
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
Memphis, TN
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Orlando/Daytona, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Sacramento/Stockton, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, CA
Seattle/Tacoma, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
Washington, D.C.
West Palm Beach, FL

Residents of the following areas have access to local channels using a DIRECTV® Multi-Satellite System, which includes a special set-top receiver and an 18x24-inch, oval-shaped satellite dish

Buffalo, NY
Grand Rapids, MI
Hartford, CT
Las Vegas, NV
Oklahoma City, OK
Providence, RI

Access to Local Channels
Rooftop or set-top antenna: Most customers prefer to use an antenna to receive their local channels. (Reception may vary based on geographic location.) Or you may subscribe to a "lifeline" cable package (which may be available in your area) to get local channels. Your DIRECTV System remote lets you switch back and forth easily from your local channels to your DIRECTV channels.

Broadcast Networks

You may be able to subscribe to some East and West coast feeds of network affiliates.

The Broadcast Networks are available only to subscribers who A) cannot receive, though the use of a conventional outdoor rooftop antenna, an over-the-air signal of grade B intensity (as defined by the Federal Communications Commission) of a local station affiliated with the requested network, and B) have not subscribed to cable within the last 90 days.


Here's your chance to compare basic DIRECTV®  programming pricing to what you or your friends pay cable companies for a similar channel lineup. And definitely take a look at the DIRECTV
Pay Per View movies and event selections and prices.

You won't find some of the DIRECTV professional and collegiate sports subscriptions on cable, so there's no comparison there. And just consider that great stadium season tickets are not this affordable and the view from your chair is worth every cent!


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More infoFor TOTAL CHOICE® customers in New York, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, enjoy coverage of the New York Yankees baseball team through the 2003 season! Blackout restrictions apply.


Premium Packages

DIRECTV® offers maximum flexibility for your premium programming. Add up to 51 channels of award-winning movies, sports, and events. Choose from any of the five premium packages - choose one or choose them all - the more you choose, the more you save! The five premium programming packages are: STARZ Super PakSM, HBO®, SHOWTIME UNLIMITED®, Cinemax®, and SPORTS Pack.

Number of premium packages ordered Additional charge per month Savings per month
1 $12 -
2 $22 $2
3 $31 $5
4 $39 $9
5 $46 $14

STARZ Super Pak STARZ Super PakSM
STARZ Super PakSM provides you with the best movie value in television. With the STARZ Super PakSM, you get 100% movies, all uncut and commercial free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More new hit movies in prime time on STARZ! than on any other premium movie channel. And you get the best of movie classics on BLACK STARZ! and Encore. But it doesn't stop there! You also receive the themed movie channels of Action, Love Stories, Mystery, True Stories, WAM!, and Westerns where you can find your favorite movie all day, every day!

STARZ Super PakSM (12 Channels)
STARZ!® East STARZ!® West
EncoreSM East EncoreSM West
Love StoriesSM MysterySM
WAM!® Westerns

HBO The Works HBO®
America's #1 premium network! HBO® provides Hollywood hits, original movies, and Golden Globe Award-winning original series. The only place to see shows like The Sopranos® and Sex And The City® is HBO. HBO also provides world championship boxing and cutting-edge documentaries. With HBO you get 7 channels of non-stop entertainment.

HBO® (7 Channels)
HBO East® HBO West®
HBO Family® East HBO Family® West
HBO Signature® HBO2 East
HBO2 West  

SHOWTIME UNLIMITED® has it all with top Hollywood hits and original pictures. SHOWTIME® offers subscribers quality original family movies and other original series, including Queer As Folk, Soul Food and Sci-Fi Fridays. Tune in to SHOWTIME® for some of the best boxing around - SHOWTIME® is America's #1 boxing network. SHOWTIME® offers a total of 9 channels of endless entertainment.

SHOWTIME Extreme® SHOWTIME® Showcase
Sundance Channel® The Movie Channel East
The Movie Channel West  

CINEMAX MultiMAX Cinemax®
With over 1,400 different movies a year, Cinemax® gives viewers the widest variety of movies form its vast inventory, with a different movie every night all year long! Cinemax also provides subscribers with a new hit movie premiere every Sunday!

Cinemax® (3 Channels)
Cinemax® East Cinemax® West

SPORTS Pack (Over 20 Channels)
The SPORTS Pack is a sports fan's dream-come-true! SPORTS Pack delivers over 20 specialty and Regional Sports Networks with the best action from around the country, including the regional networks of FOX Sports Net, The Outdoor Channel, The Golf Channel, and NBA TV. Blackout restrictions apply. A land-based phone line continuously connected to the DIRECTV receiver is required for some sports programming. Professional and college sports subscriptions sold separately.

SPORTS Pack (Over 20 Channels)
Comcast SportsNet(CSN) Empire Sports Network
FOX Sports Arizona FOX Sports Bay Area
FOX Sports Chicago FOX Sports Cincinnati
FOX Sports Detroit FOX Sports Florida
FOX Sports Midwest FOX Sports New England
FOX Sports New York FOX Sports North
FOX Sports Northwest FOX Sports Ohio
FOX Sports Pittsburgh FOX Sports Rocky Mountain
FOX Sports South FOX Sports Southwest
FOX Sports West FOX Sports West 2
FOX Sports World The Golf Channel
Madison Square Garden (MSG) NBA TV
New England Sports Network (NESN) NHL Network Channel
The Outdoor Channel Outdoor Life Network (also included in any TOTAL CHOICE package)
Speed Channel (also included in any TOTAL CHOICE package) Sunshine Network
YES Network* (also included in any TOTAL CHOICE package)
*Availiable only in CT, NY, and parts of NJ and PA

DIRECTV is the innovative provider of Spanish and English television entertainment that brings families together. Offering access to more than 45 Spanish-language channels*, including sports, movies, music, news and educational networks, the DIRECTV PARA TODOS™ service is home to the most comprehensive Spanish-language, family-oriented entertainment, feature films and variety shows available. The DIRECTV PARA TODOS™ service is available in the United States to subscribers with a DIRECTV Multi-Satellite System. Click here to learn more.


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If you can't get enough of sports, you can't do without the TOTAL CHOICE® PREMIER package! It's loaded with sports networks including: The Golf Channel, FOX Sports World, The Outdoor Channel, NBA TV and over 20 Regional Sports Networks. That's in addition to the great sports networks already included in your DIRECTV®
TOTAL CHOICE® subscription -- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN Classic; TNN, TBS Superstation, WGN Superstation, TNT and USA Network.

DIRECTV's SPORTS Pack, included in TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER, includes over 20 Regional Sports Networks and specialty channels, like FOX Sports World, The Outdoor Channel, The Golf Channel and NBA TV. SPORTS Pack is one of five premium packages that can be added to either TOTAL CHOICE or TOTAL CHOICE PLUS.

The TOTAL CHOICE®PREMIER package -an incredible value at just $81.99 a month - includes all five PREMIUM PACKAGES, SPORTS Pack and 31 commercial-free movie channels (for you closet movie fans).


Over 20 regional sports networks, from FOX Sports Net with hundreds of college sporting events and pro golf, volleyball, soccer, boxing, wrestling, tennis, and horse and auto racing from around the country, are included in DIRECTV's SPORTS Pack, which also includes specialty networks like The Outdoor Channel, The Golf Channel and NBA TV. SPORTS Pack, included in TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER, is one of five premium packages that can be added to either TOTAL CHOICE or TOTAL CHOICE PLUS. (Blackout restrictions apply. A land-based phone line continuously connected to the DIRECTV receiver is required for some sports programming. Professional and college sports subscriptions sold separately.)


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NOTE: Blackout restrictions apply to sports programming.
A land-based phone line continuously connected to the DIRECTV receiver is required for some sports programming.

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DIRECTV PPVDIRECTV® Pay Per View Will Change The Way You Watch Movies And Special Events At Home.
Just imagine - no more late night trips to the video store (not to mention the irritating late-return fees).  Pay Per View options from DIRECTV also include the hottest special events you won't find on a lot of cable or other mini-dish services. With up to 55 pay per view choices a day, you can keep everyone happy!

TM, there's a movie starting as often as every 30 minutes.  

As you can see, you'll hardly have time to get the popcorn out of the microwave before the credits start rolling! And most importantly, hit movies are only $3.99 each (or $4.99 each for high-definition movies) when you order with your remote control.*

DIRECT TICKET® Pay Per View also offers exciting special events including professional wrestling, championship boxing, concerts, and family entertainment.

You can order them with a click of the remote control, so there's no phone call necessary (of course, you'll have to give up those long periods of waiting before getting the chance to speak with one of those extremely helpful and polite cable company operators).

DIRECTV Pay Per View. It's fast. It's easy.


BLOCKBUSTER PAY PER VIEW MOVIESTM $3.99 each (or $4.99 each for high-definition) when ordered by remote control*
DIRECT TICKET® Pay Per View Special Events (live events, boxing, wrestling, concerts, more!) Individually priced
DIRECTV® Pay Per View phone-in order assistance fee $5.00 See Below.
*If you call DIRECTV Customer Service to order, a fee of up to $5 will apply to each phone order to cover handling costs.
Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change.

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