What Are Some Popular Channels Included in the Basic Direct TV Lineup?


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Some popular channels in DirecTV's Select package include FX, CNN, Animal Planet, Comedy Central and Cartoon Network. The Select package, sold in 2015 at a price of $19.99 a month, has over 130 channels.

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National news and business channels on DirecTV's Select package include Bloomberg, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN and Headline News. The Select package also includes network affiliates, such as ABC, CBS and NBC, that air local news in the customer's area. Movie channels on the Select package include AMC, Hallmark Movies, Lifetime, TCM and TNT. For an additional fee to Select subscribers, DirecTV offers other movie networks, such as HBO, Showtime, Cinemax or Starz.

Educational channels on the Select package include Discovery, Food Network, History and National Geographic Channel. Other variety entertainment channels on the Select package are ABC Family, Bravo, E!, HGTV and MTV. The Select package also includes the entertainment channels of Spike, Syfy, TBS, VH1 and WEtv.

Children's programming on the Select package is located on Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon. DirecTV also has the toddler-oriented BabyFirstTV, a channel exclusive to this cable provider. Religious channels on the Select package include Daystar, EWTN, GOD TV, The Word Network and Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Shopping networks on the Select package include HSN, Jewelry Television and QVC. The Select package also comes with a wide selection of music channels under the SonicTap brand. Genres on the SonicTap channels include 80s hits, classic rock, Latin hits, new age and traditional country.

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