Direct TV has many packages available and the Direct TV channel lineup is easily tailored to the individual customer’s tastes. Packages can be ordered in English, Spanish, or even international language packages. In addition to the language choices, there are many different genres available in the Direct TV channel lineup, including sports, movies, news, and music.
There are several packages available. The DirecTV Choice package features 150 digital stations plus 40 HD options. The Choice Xtra package includes 210 digital stations and 50 HD options. There is also the Choice Ultimate package with 225 digital and 55 HD stations, or the Premier package including 285 digital and 105 HD options.
The options available can be categorized into local channels, premium stations, movies, sports, news, family, lifestyle, satellite radio, regional sports networks and public interest. As expected, the regional options can vary depending on the location of the viewer, but include channels such as NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, PBS, and MyTV. Regional sports networks are especially localized, but some examples are NESN and YES.
There are many movie channels available, including HBO, Cinemax, Encore, Showtime, and Starz, along with many of the complimentary channels associated with each of these (i.e. Showtime 2, HBO Family, etc). There are also many specialized movie channels available. For classics, there is AMC, TCM, and FLIX. Comedies can often be found on TBS or USA, and for something a little more unique, there are channels like Sundance Channel or IFC for independent films.
For news, there are many options available. Popular news stations include CNBC, Bloomberg Television, BBC America, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision, and The Weather Channel. Most news stations are available at every package level, ensuring that viewers will be able to find a suitable channel to stay informed about world events.
The lifestyle and family channels are perhaps the broadest categories. There are music channels, including BET, VH1, CMT, and MTV. Several family friendly channels and channels geared towards children can be found in the lineup. These channels include TLC, ABC Family, Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network and The Hub. There is The Cooking Channel or Food TV for delicious meal inspirations, and FitTV to help burn off the calories afterward.
There is a wealth of educational programming available on channels such as Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, NASA TV, National Geographic Channel, and The Science Channel. There is also a wide range of special interest programming geared towards women (Lifetime, Oxygen, Style), men (Spike, Speed Channel, The Sportsman Channel), and religion (CTN, Church Channel, EWTN, Gospel Music Channel, The Word Network, Jewish Life Television). There are many other miscellaneous special interest channels as well, including Travel Channel, Logo, HGTV, TruTV, Military Channel, and Game Show Network, to name a few.
There are also many sports networks available. ESPN is of course on this list, but there are also channels dedicated to various individual sports, including baseball (MLBN), football (NFL Network), hockey (NHL Network), golf (Golf Channel), and extreme sports (FUEL TV).
The Direct TV channel lineup is not only extensive in number of channels, but also in the variety of programming available. Viewers have many options, no matter what their preferences may be. The lineup ensures that there will be something to suit the needs of all viewers.