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DIRECTV Packages

Welcome. We are glad you've tuned in to check out DIRECTV programming. There is a lot of fun stuff to show and tell you about DIRECTV. In fact, there are over 225 available channels of great entertainment choices! 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 are 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 is 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 consumers in 1994, and it is awesome.

Ever wonder why DIRECTV is the leader in digital satellite home entertainment? Here's where you'll find the answer. Don’t let those other satellite 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 are in a rush, you must at least check out these highlights:

The DIRECTV TOTAL CHOICE® PREMIER package — The ultimate DIRECTV programming package with over 185 channels of top-quality entertainment.

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

There is a lot 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 services like HBO®, STARZ Super Pak®, SHOWTIME UNLIMITED®, Cinemax® and SPORTS Pack with your DIRECTV programming, take a look at their PREMIUM PACKAGES.


Markets Where Local Channels Are Available
DIRECTV offers Local Channels with all of the TOTAL CHOICE® Packages in the metropolitan areas below for an additional cost. Enter the ZIP Code where you would like to receive DIRECTV® Programming in this search box to see if you are eligible to receive Local Channels. If Local Channels are available see which affiliates are included in the package.

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
Colorado Springs, CO.
Columbus, OH
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC
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.-Hagerstown, MD
West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce, 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 18x20-inch, oval-shaped satellite dish with a triple LNB:

Buffalo, NY*
Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI
Hartford-New Haven, CT
Jacksonville, FL-Brunswick, GA
Knoxville, TN
Las Vegas, NV
New Orleans, LA
Norfolk-Newport News, VA
Oklahoma City, OK
Providence, RI-New Bedford, MA
New! Richmond-Petersburg, VA

* require ZIP code confirmation

Coming Soon!

Residents of the following areas will have access to local channels using a DIRECTV Multi-Satellite System, which includes a special set-top receiver and an 18x20-inch, oval-shaped satellite dish with a triple LNB:

Des Moines, IA
Green Bay, WI
Jackson, MS
Louisville, KY
Roanoke, VA
Shreveport, LA
Tucson, AZ
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Coming Later This Year!
Residents of the following areas will have access to local channels using any DIRECTV System:

Columbia, SC
Columbus, MS  

Residents of the following areas will have access to local channels using a DIRECTV Multi-Satellite System, which includes a special set-top receiver and an 18x20-inch, oval-shaped satellite dish with a triple LNB:

Albany, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Bakersfield, CA
Baton Rouge, LA
Charleston, WV
Chico, CA
Corpus Christi, TX
Dayton, OH
Duluth, MN
El Paso, TX
Flint, MI
Fort Myers, FL
Fresno, CA
Harlingen, TX
Harrisburg, PA
Lafayette, LA
Lansing, MI
Lexington, KY
Little Rock, AR
Madison, WI
Medford, OR
Mobile, AL
Monterey, CA
Omaha, NE
Paducah, KY
Portland, ME
Reno, NV
Rochester, NY
Santa Barbara, CA
Savannah, GA
South Bend, IN
Spokane, WA
Tallahassee, FL
Tulsa, OK
Tyler, TX
Wilmington, NC
Yakima, WA

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 will not find some of the DIRECTV professional and collegiate sports subscriptions on cable, so there is 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!


Programming Packages
Price Per Mo.
with Local Channels Package
TOTAL CHOICE Package $36.99
with Local Channels Package
TOTAL CHOICE PLUS Package $39.99
with Local Channels Package
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 Pak®, HBO®, SHOWTIME UNLIMITED®, Cinemax®, and SPORTS Pack.

Number of premium packages ordered Additional charge per month Savings per month
1 $12 -
2 $23 $1
3 $33 $3
4 $41 $7
5 $48 $12

STARZ Super Pak STARZ Super Pak®
STARZ Super Pak® provides you with the best movie value in television. With the STARZ Super Pak®, 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 movies all day, every day!


STARZ Super Pak® (12 Channels)
STARZ!® East STARZ!® West
Encore® East Encore®  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 UNLIMITED® 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 from 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 25 Channels)
The SPORTS Pack is a sports fan’s dream-come-true! SPORTS Pack delivers over 25 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, CSTV: College Sports Television 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 25 Channels)
CSTV: College Sports Television Comcast SportsNet (CSN)
Empire Sports Network FOX Sports Net Arizona
FOX Sports Bay Net Area  FOX Sports Net Chicago
FOX Sports Net Cincinnati  FOX Sports Net Detroit
FOX Sports Net Florida FOX Sports Net Midwest
FOX Sports Net New England FOX Sports Net New York
FOX Sports Net North FOX Sports Net Northwest
FOX Sports Net Ohio FOX Sports Net Pittsburgh
FOX Sports Net Rocky Mountain FOX Sports Net South
FOX Sports Net Southwest FOX Sports Net West
FOX Sports Net West 2 FOX Sports Net World
The Golf Channel Madison Square Garden (MSG)
NBA TV New England Sports Network (NESN)
The Outdoor Channel Sunshine Network
Interactive Horseracing* (TVG) YES Network** (also included in any TOTAL CHOICE package)
** Available only in CT, NY, and parts of NJ and PA
* To wager, you must be 21 years old and reside in a state where TVG wagering services are available. Not intended where prohibited.

DIRECTV is the innovative provider of Spanish and English language 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 is loaded with sports networks including: The Golf Channel, FOX Sports World, The Outdoor Channel, NBA TV, CSTV: College Sports Television, TVG: Interactive Horseracing* and over 20 Regional Sports Networks. That’s in addition to the great sports networks already included in your DIRECTV
TOTAL CHOICE Package subscription — ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN Classic; TNN, TBS Superstation, WGN Superstation, TNT, and USA Network.
* To wager, you must be 21 years old and reside in a state where TVG wagering services are available. Not intended where prohibited.

The TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER package — an incredible value at just $85.99 a month — all five PREMIUM PACKAGES including the SPORTS Pack and the 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 the DIRECTV SPORTS Pack, which also includes specialty networks like The Outdoor Channel, The Golf Channel, CSTV: College Sports Television, TVG: Interactive Horseracing* 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.)
* To wager, you must be 21 years old and reside in a state where TVG wagering services are available. Not intended where prohibited.


Season tickets to all professional sports

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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 will not find on a lot of cable or other mini-dish services. With up to 55 pay per view choices a day everyone will be 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 or online.1

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 or make your selections online, so there is 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 or online1
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
1There is an additional $1.50 charge when pay per view events and movies are ordered by phone utilizing the automated ordering system or an additional $5.00 charge for an operator-assisted order.
Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change.

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