DirecTV Online: Customers Get More For Free
by, 06-11-2012 at 06:54 PM (1099 Views)
DirecTV is presenting itself as a major contender in television media, despite the fact that online programming is still a relatively new technology. A large part of the dramatic shift has to do with the difference in cost difference between satellite and TV programming, as well as the degree of effectiveness of advertising.
The satellite service provides access to channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, as well as amplifies local channels that provide news and weather reports. DirecTV carries a great deal of Fox programming, including channels like National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, and Fox News.
Viewers will be pleased to know that some of their favorite shows, even after being cancelled by major television networks, will still be available online through DirecTV's online selection. Unlike with satellite on-demand programming shows on television are thrust into competition against one another over the limited airtime.
Classic favorites like Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, and Seinfeld are only a click away online, but can no longer be found on standard programming, having been bumped out of the lineup, despite their popularity, for the constant demand for new programming.
DirecTV's digital content manager seems in agreement with the cuts from this year's TV lineup, and the site has decided to focus their efforts on programming with a more positive response. But DirecTV also provides new and current programming, as well as a growing number of original programs that can only be found through online programming, including The Wire and How Not To Live Your Life. Damages, which premiered in 2007 on Sony Pictures Television network, was moved over to DirecTV in 2011, from where it continues to satisfy viewers with new episodes.
They also provide special programming nights, where they deliver certain live events, which would be particularly advantageous for viewing sports events and concerts. On June 15, DirecTV will give viewers a chance to see Nik Wallenda walk a tightrope across the roaring and deadly Niagra Falls.
DirecTV Online can be found here: http://www.directv.com/entertainment/watch_online/