DirecTV Packages, Incentives, and Deals - The Lowdown

California-based DirecTV brings a variety of cable, local and premium programming to households all over the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. As of October, 2012, the satellite television service provider has more than 30 million subscribers, and their coverage area includes 99 percent of US households. DirecTV access isn't limited to your television set. With DirecTV, you can access programming on your PC, laptop or electronic devices.

View attachment 2069 DirecTV Packages

One of the best things about DirecTV is the variety of packages they offer. You don't have to pay for channels you don't watch. Current DirecTV packages include:

  • Entertainment - DirecTV's least expensive package features 140+ channels, including A+E, the Travel Channel, USA, VH1, ION television and HGTV. More than 30 of these channels are HD channels. This package also gives subscribers access to more than 4,000 On Demand movies.
  • Choice - The Choice package increases the number of channels to more than 150, more than 40 of which are HD channels. Choice subscribers also have access to more than 6,000 On Demand movies.
  • Choice Extra - Choice Extra, the most popular DirecTV package, features more than 205 channels, including more than 50 HD channels. Choice Extra subscribers also have access to more than 7,000 On Demand movies.
  • Choice Ultimate -- The Choice Ultimate package offers more than 225 channels, including more than 55 HD channels. Like Choice Extra, Choice Ultimate includes access to more than 7,000 On Demand movies.
  • Premier - Premier, DirecTV's top of the line package includes more than 285 channels, more than 100 of which are HD channels. This package also includes all premium networks, such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime, as well as 35 specialty sports channels. Premier subscribers have access to the full DirecTV library of more than 10,000 On Demand movies.

DirecTV also offers four Spanish language packages. None of the DirecTV packages carries an extra fee for local channels or any startup fees. Using DirecTV does not require that you purchase any equipment.

DirecTV Discounts and Incentives

DirecTV frequently offers discounts and other incentives to entice new subscribers. DirecTV is currently offering the following incentives:

Genie DVR Promotions
- DirecTV is offering all new subscribers the opportunity to upgrade to DirecTV Genie at no additional charge. This whole-house HD DVR allows you to move from room to room without missing a single minute of your programming with just one box.

Free HBO, Showtime, Starzz and Cinemax - Three months of premium movies for Entertainment, Choice, Choice Extra and Choice Ultimate subscribers
Free NFL Sunday Ticket. Choice, Choice Extra, Choice Ultimate and Premier subscribers get a free NFL Sunday ticket for this season. This feature allows you to watch out-of-market NFL games on your laptop, PC or electronic device.

Lock in two years of savings
- All new subscribers can lock in their pricing for two years.

Customer Experience Research and Customer Service Rating

DirecTV ranks highly in customer service. A recent American Consumer Satisfaction survey rated DirecTV the number one satellite service provider in the United States. Another survey rated the company number one in customer loyalty when compared to the major cable companies.

What's New at DirecTV

DirecTV continues to upgrade its service and develop new products. The latest innovation is the Genie whole-house DVR. Just one box connects every TV in your home. Genie also allows you to record up to five programs at once, all in HD. It will even split your screen so you can watch two shows at once.


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